Tips for Hiring a Home Gardener to Help You in the Garden

Can you imagine owning a gorgeous garden? You can have a lovely place where plants, shrubs, flowers and trees fill your own backyard with beautiful scenery. Even if you don’t know how to cultivate a breathtaking garden yourself, you can hire someone who can help…a home gardener.

The Cost Of A Gardener
Many people spend weeks toiling over gorgeous greenery to make their garden a reality. If you want to spend the time and energy on your gardening efforts, this can be an investment for the future. The more you spend time on your garden, the more you’ll learn.

However, if you would rather not spend the money or the time researching and working in your yard, you can go ahead and hire a gardener to do it for you. Most gardeners will charge anywhere from $35 to $55 an hour for their services. This usually includes pruning your shrubs and your trees; purchasing and delivering plants; and planting your pots, urns and window boxes with annuals. It should also include weeding a flowerbed full of perennials, mulching and

edging your yard and designing flowerbeds for your property.

What To Look For In A Gardener
Before you hire a gardener to handle the garden plants and flowering shrubs in your yard, consider what qualifications are important to you.

Ask your neighbors if they have a gardener that they would recommend to you. Gardeners who generally have five to 10 years of experience will more than likely be great to hire for the job. It’s vital that your gardener has a great reputation. They should have positive testimonials that show their experience, professionalism and dedication to maintaining a multitude of yards in the past few years.

You also want your gardener to be punctual, reliable and honest. This is someone who will be on your property when you may not be present, so it’s important that you trust him or her. Unless you have stated otherwise, your gardener should be working with adequate tools that allow him or her to complete the job

well.

Decide What Projects You Would Like Completed
This is your time to think about what you want to do with your yard. When you hire a gardener, you can discuss what you’ve imagined would look nice for your home.

How would you like to use your yard? Are you going to be grilling outside and inviting friends over during the warm months? Would you like to put in a gazebo and decorate it with colorful flowers everywhere?

You can order from Greenwood Nursery and get affordable garden plants, ground cover plants and flowering shrubs that will embellish your backyard. Our online plant nursery is exactly what you need to transform your garden.

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Need Help with Deer Damage?

Many homeowners are having problems with deer damage. Cities and towns are extending further into undeveloped regions and wildlife has no place to relocate. So…they begin to survive in new ways which includes eating your garden and landscape plants and deer seem to do the most damage.
Now…that being said, how can you as a homeowner control the deer damage and safely drive the deer away? Use a combination of the following tips as one won’t generally do the job.

Deer Control Tips:
  • Plant deer resistant plants
  • Deer repellents – direct repellents spray on the plants or are systemic while others are area repellents that emit a foul odor
  • Deer fencing – mesh type 6 to 7 feet tall
  • Tree shelters – use those at least 48 inches tall
  •  Homemade remedies
To read the complete article on controlling deer,click here.

 

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Greenwood Nursery Adds New Lavender Varieties for Spring

Greenwood Nursery announces the addition of 3 new lavender varieties to their spring inventory: Phenomenal Lavender, Pink Perfume Lavender and Blue River Lavender.

Lavender plants have become more popular in home gardens over the past few years. Characteristics such as drought tolerance, low water requirements, low maintenance, grows in poor soil, long summer blooms, great for cut flowers, and soothing garden fragrance put them on the list for the best garden plants.

Phenomenal Lavender Plants
Phenomenal Lavender Plants

Hardy as far north as zone 4, the Phenomenal Lavender has proven to be cold hardy and experiences little winter die back. The Phenomenal Lavender is mounded shaped and shown to resist root rot and powdery mildews.

The Pink Perfume Lavender is smaller growing lavender that is just right for small yards. This drought tolerant plant produces rosy pink flowers from May through September that are sure to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

The small growing Blue River Lavender is perfect for growing in containers that can be placed throughout your garden or patio for splashes of dark purple during the summer season.

Many garden plants do lend themselves to growing indoors. “Smaller growing lavender varieties, such as the Blue River, can be grown indoors. A spot with 5 to 6 hours of sunlight and limited drafts works best place for this type of plant.” Notes Cheryl Jones, owner of Greenwood Nursery. “Use a sandy soil mix so that water drains through without standing.”

Greenwood Nursery ships plants from their online plant catalog throughout the continental United States. Visit the Greenwood Nursery Online Garden Center for a wide selection of lavender plants, herbs, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and other perennial plants for the home garden.

Steve and Cheryl Jones founded Greenwood Nursery, an Online Plant Nursery and Garden Center, McMinnville, TN, in 1978 as a wholesale and propagation nursery. In 1998, they took their plant catalog online and, today; continue offering a wide selection of gardening plants to the home gardener.

For further information or to place an order for lavender plants, please visit http://www.greenwoodnursery.com. Questions can be answered by email or by phone during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm central time.

 

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