Here are our top 10 most frequently asked questions and why we think a gardener can bring real benefits to you and your home.

You may consider a gardener a luxury but for busy homeowners, a skilled horticulturalist is an absolute necessity and a wonderful asset for their home and garden. During the recent pandemic we have all come to value our outside space and what it can offer us.  We have also realised the amount of time and energy it can take to keep it looking it’s best.  And, of course, we are now all recognising the need to provide a good environment for wildlife in all of our green spaces.

Even a relatively small garden can be time consuming to maintain, particularly for those who lack the knowledge required to care for their garden properly and keep it looking healthy and beautiful throughout the year.

You may be returning to work or getting excited about having family and friends over again. And if, like many others you are struggling to keep on top of your garden and it is beginning to look a little neglected, perhaps it’s time you hired a professional.  They will ably get it back in shape so that you can enjoy those summer BBQ’s or can laze in the sunshine with the Sunday papers without feeling the slightest bit of guilt!

So let us answer some of your questions here …..

How much will my gardener cost?2022-09-12T14:41:57+01:00

All our gardeners are insured and our prices start from £22 plus VAT.  You will have the same regular gardener and so build a good working relationship and if your gardener is away for any length of time we can help with cover.  All of our gardeners are support by their fabulous team and all have excellent support and regular training.

I want replace lots of plants is this something you can help with?2021-05-04T12:28:29+01:00

You may decide to give your garden an overhaul at some point, to update and refresh your outside space. We can help you choose plants and source them from specialist trade nurseries.  Or if you want a complete redesign and have a vision or your dream garden the design team at Inspired Earth will ensure your vision becomes a reality!

What about my kitchen garden?2021-05-04T12:28:03+01:00

We’re all keen to start to grow some food at home but often don’t know where to start or what will work in a small space.  Your gardener will relish the opportunity to help you set up your kitchen garden and to keep your garden as productive as possible.

Producing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and salads is wonderfully rewarding and you cannot get your produce any fresher or faster than direct from the soil to the table.

Can your team help with general garden maintenance too?2021-05-04T12:27:36+01:00

Driveways, decking areas, paths and pergolas all require periodic maintenance to keep them looking their best. We can always recommend a local company to help with any specialist jobs you’re your gardener can’t do and this will mean that you can extend the lifespan of the various materials and features in your external spaces.

I don’t mind mowing but I struggle to tell a weed from a plant!2021-05-04T12:27:10+01:00

It can be incredibly frustrating to see the plants you have purchased struggle or fail in the garden. Our gardeners have the skills and to ensure your plants will thrive and bloom.

Sometimes it is simply a case of the wrong soil type, slope angle or position. Your gardener will resolve these sorts of issues and those who are keen to learn some gardening tips can pick up a wealth of useful information along the way.

What about pruning my Roses?2021-05-04T12:26:41+01:00

Pruning shrubs and roses is not cutting these plants into the shape of a large ball.  It’s about improving the health and vigour of a plant which in turn will ensure better longevity and flowering.  Overzealous pruning can cause irreparable damage to some trees and shrubs. With an expert to take care of your plants and trees, they will always look great and will reach their full potential.

What about the gardening during the winter?2021-05-04T12:26:06+01:00

We tend to focus the most attention on our gardens during the spring and summer months when the weather prompts us to get outside to enjoy them and this external space becomes an extension of our usual relaxing and socialising areas.

With a great gardener taking care of your garden throughout each season; keeping on top of the maintenance, weeds, fallen leaves and spring planting your garden will look incredible all year round and ready when spring arrives.

I want to increase the kerb appeal of my property can a gardener really do this?2021-05-04T12:25:36+01:00

A smart looking garden with healthy plants, pruned trees, mowed lawns and neatly trimmed shrubs enhances the appearance of your home and conveys the right impression. In addition to maintaining the existing plants and layout of your garden, a professional gardener will have the skills and creativity to help you make changes and improvements to the external areas and landscaping around your home to make your home look even more attractive and desirable.

How often should I ask my gardener to visit?2021-05-04T12:25:10+01:00

We would suggest regular visits – at least once a month.  This ensures that nothing is missed and things don’t get missed or out of hand such as crucial pruning times for flowering shrubs or weed infestations!  However to really stay on top of weeds and manage the garden so that it is always at it’s best we would recommend fortnightly or weekly visits depending on the size of your garden and whether you need mowing or not.  Of course our gardeners are pretty flexible and there will be times of the year that need more hours than others.  We do allow for this and the best thing is that you only pay for the hours that are worked.

Why do I need a gardener?2021-05-04T12:24:37+01:00

A gardener can (drastically) reduce your list of things to do in the garden, meaning the jobs you do undertake are much less of a chore and your time in your garden is enjoyable.

They will also give you ideas for improvements and suggest things that you perhaps wouldn’t have thought of, such as new plant varieties, better preventative measures to protect against disease and pests and even home composting methods.

They will be proactive rather than reactive, for example mulching beds will improve nutrients in the soil, as well as water retention, and done regularly will reduce the need to feed plants and ensure better uptake of water.

Ultimately your garden will look better and be a healthier natural environment for you to enjoy!.

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