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Why Hire a Gardener?

Michele ChristianoField Notes

Whether you are a homeowner with a demanding schedule, an enthusiastic but overwhelmed gardener, or are simply disinterested in yard work, an experienced horticulturist is a great option for you. Maybe you have a place to relax, entertain, or just enjoy the view from the kitchen window, but you don’t know how to maintain it. Or maybe you can’t find the time to keep up with the maintenance. Whatever the property’s size, it is always a good idea to hire a professional gardener.

Knowledge & Experience

A professional gardener simply knows what works.  Using her experience, she can quickly assess existing plantings and offer suggestions for editing the garden. This may include minor adjustments such as cleaning up a garden bed by pruning, weeding and cutting back perennials or the garden may need a little more care. For example, plants may need to be added for extra seasonal interest or removed due to poor performance or they may just not be working well aesthetically. A gardener can address all of these concerns along with others.

Stress Reduction

Sitting in a beautiful space reduces stress, but if that same space is weedy or disorganized, it may not feel so carefree. An experienced gardener can help create that beautiful space by keeping it neat, healthy, and interesting. She can add elements to a garden that will enhance the experience of being outdoors, such as a colorful container to the front porch or plants to attract birds and butterflies or plants that can be used for cut flowers. Depending on your family, she may even consider adding edible plants for your family to enjoy at a moment’s notice.

Time & Money Savings

When you hire a gardener, you can potentially save a lot of time and money.  If you love to work in your garden but may not be sure what plant goes where or why your garden is behaving a certain way, a gardener can guide you. Purchasing quality plants can add up over time. And to ensure they will live and thrive as long as possible, you want to be sure they are placed in a spot for optimal performance.

Or maybe you love to work in your garden, but just don’t have time. Life can be busy and often the garden may not make it to the top of your list. A gardener will make your garden the priority. She can take care of the garden, so you can take care of the rest. And when you’re ready to jump back in, it won’t be so far gone!

Increases Home Value

Whether you are planning on staying in your home for life or just a few years, having a beautiful garden adds value to every home. If you are planning on selling your home, a well-maintained garden will be attractive to buyers making it more valuable. Alternatively, if you plan on staying in the home for a long time, a pleasing space enhances the appearance of your home, increasing the value of your home to you.

Gardening can be tricky. What to plant? Sun or shade? How much water does this plant need? Is that a weed or a desirable plant? When you hire a gardener many of these questions will be answered for you. Whether your space needs a lot of attention or just some minor maintenance, we are here to help.