It’s the time of year when lawns grow into jungles overnight and everything is out of control in the garden. With time being at such a premium for many people these days, employing the services of a garden maintenance company means that your garden will always look its best with minimal effort from the homeowner – leaving you or your tenants free to enjoy your garden!
Services that you may need include:
- Pruning & trimming
- Weed control
- Garden cleanup
- Rubbish removal
- Lawn mowing (especially now!)
- Minor landscaping
- Edge trimming
When choosing a garden maintenance company, ensure that they are fully qualified and hold the correct insurance. This will provide you with peace of mind. Ask for a quote before hiring the professional, and be sure that it includes all aspects of what you need done in your garden. If you require an ongoing maintenance program, ask if the price is per visit or a sum that covers a certain period of time (e.g. three months).
Garden maintenance services base their rate on an hourly basis – expect to pay in the region of $40 an hour, a figure which can vary widely depending on location and the service involved. You may opt for a basic service that tidies and trims or require a more comprehensive offering that includes lawn mowing or fertilising for example. You will typically also be given a flat rate for regular monthly visits.