One thing that I firmly believe in when it comes to taking care of your property is paying for some hired help when you need it. I enjoy a little DIY from time to time, but the reality is that I’m often pushed for time, and I don’t always have the necessary skills required to make the updates and improvements that I’m dreaming of.
Whether you’re thinking about using a cleaner to help you to stay on top of day-to-day tidying, or you want to use a decorator to complete that tricky wallpapering job, there’s no shame in outsourcing and working with an expert. Another task that you might want to consider outsourcing is gardening – and this is something that I’m planning for at the moment!
Here are some questions that will help you to consider whether you should hire a gardener…
Do you have the equipment you need to do a great job on your own?
If you’re thinking about doing some landscape gardening, for example, then it’s likely that you don’t already have all the equipment that you’ll need. Though you could of course buy your own, you’ll have to think about the associated costs, and then where you’ll store your new tools to keep them safe. Sometimes, it makes more sense to just pay a gardener to carry out the task for you.
If the jobs in question tend to be one-off tasks or things that only need to be maintained every couple of years, then you definitely shouldn’t feel any guilt about getting some help and getting the work done and dusted without any unnecessary fuss.
Do you have the skills and knowledge required?
If your lawn needs a trim, or you fancy adding a splash of colour to your garden, then it’s likely that you can manage this work on your own. You can always turn to YouTube if you need a bit of a tutorial! Some tasks though are more complicated, and they will require specialist knowledge and experience.
For example, if you’re thinking about adding some raised planers, or you want to upgrade your garden fence, then you probably won’t know where to start. A gardener will know exactly what to do to create a high quality and professional finish.
Are there some jobs that you’ve been putting off for ages?
We all have these from time to time! There are things that need to be taken care of in the garden that we know we should address, but we just don’t have the time or the desire to get them sorted. An example here is garden clearance. If there is rubbish leftover from previous work you attempted yourself, or a previous tenant in your property, then you probably just want rid of it.
If there’s little chance that you’ll sort the issue any time soon, why not just admit that you need a little help and get in touch with a professional gardener?
If you’ve worked with a gardener before then I’d love to hear about your experiences. Leave a comment and let me know!