Just as an architect or interior designer uses a contractor to execute the construction aspect of a home, a landscape architect needs the help of professional gardeners to ensure that his garden design turns out the way he wants. While the landscape professional plans and maps the outdoor area, the gardener is responsible not only for planting shrubs and trees as per the design but also for regular maintenance of the garden to ensure that it looks good always.
From mowing the lawn and trimming shrubs to weeding and seasonal planting, by hiring experienced gardeners one can have a garden that looks beautiful throughout the year. A stunning garden also adds to the value of your home. Therefore, it makes sense to hire a professional for the upkeep of your garden.
The primary goal of a gardener is to plant, grow and maintain the garden according to the vision of the landscape architect or the homeowner. His responsibilities include sourcing plants and pots as well as garden tools, manure and any other input that is needed to keep the garden healthy. Among the different tasks that one can expect gardeners to undertake include:
Homeowners who have a green thumb might contemplate the benefits of hiring a gardener instead of sowing and maintaining a garden on their own. While it is possible, the benefits of hiring professional gardeners far outweigh the cons of not doing so.
While one doesn’t need a professional qualification to be a gardener, it’s best to ensure that the person you hire has at least two years’ experience in maintaining gardens. Additionally, it helps if the person has a thorough understanding of the plants that are best suited for the climate in your area as well as the specific conditions in your garden. The professional should also be physically strong as he will need to handle heavy equipment such as lawnmowers, electric hedge cutters or even axes for trimming the branches of trees. In the case of specialist gardens such as vegetable gardens or orchid gardens, it’s advisable to check whether the professional has experience in planning and maintaining those types of gardens.
In most Indian cities, the local plant nursery will have a couple of gardeners who are willing to take on the maintenance of home gardens. However, before you hire a professional, we recommend that you verify whether he has the necessary experience to maintain your garden and keep it looking stunning always. Ask your friends and neighbours for recommendations as you can visit their gardens to get an idea of the work quality and the skill of the gardener.
Our gardeners’ directory includes profiles of garden experts along with a listing and description of the services that they offer. You can shortlist a few professionals after browsing through the profiles and photographs of projects completed by the gardeners and submit the contact form to get free quotes for their services.