The charming city of Pune maybe the eight largest metropolis of India but is regarded as a summer retreat for people of Maharashtra due to its beautiful gardens, parks and historical monuments. It is a center for knowledge and has more than a hundred educational institutions and several universities earning it the sobriquet of “Oxford of the East” due to 22 bridges spread across the city. As the city is fed by two verdant rivers it is filled with greenery around private offices, public buildings, educational institutions, homes and housing complexes. As it was once the cultural capital of Maharashtra and the main capital of the Maratha Empire it has historical buildings like the Lal Mahal, Shaniwar Wada, Raja Kelkar Museum, Aga Khan Palace etc.
If you live in Pune or have just moved into the city and are looking for a professional to take care of your garden, here are some valuable tips for hiring the right gardener.
Everyone likes to live in a house that has pleasant surroundings with colorful flower plants and a lush green lawn with maybe a few fruit trees around the periphery of the property if that can be adjusted! This can be done if you have the time, knowledge and the patience to take care of it as gardening is a time consuming hobby. But if you are enthusiastic enough a professional gardener or landscape artist in Pune can do the planning and designing work for you and then give tips and details about how to maintain the yard area along with all the plants. But if you are not very confident then you can ask the gardener that drew up the plan and made the garden to maintain it on a regular basis at a rate of around Rs. 5 per square feet every day. For monthly maintenance contract of a large landscaped garden the standard charge is around Rs. 10000-12000 a month.
Due to growing interest of people in different types of garden designs and styles gardeners in Pune are now creating charming garden designs like Japanese gardens, vertical gardens also terrace and balcony garden. To ensure that your garden, terrace or balcony looks the best take the advice of a local gardener as they will know the kind of plants that are best suited to local temperature and can thrive with minimal maintenance. An essential part of owning a beautiful garden is to know details like when to prune the plants, remove weeds and use the right fertilizers and pesticides. To find the right kind of gardener for your landscaping project or garden decoration services in Pune refer to the professionals section on Homify portal.
Professional gardeners and landscape architects/designers in Pune offer both advisory services and manual assistance depending on customers’ needs and if you are planning on hiring one it is advisable to first decide about the kind of work that needs to be done. Here are the kind of generic gardening development and maintenance services:
Garden maintenance service providers in Pune offer the following services :
While you can always take the reference of friends, relatives or colleagues to get in touch with a good gardener in Pune to meet your requirement of setting up a garden, lawn or terrace garden, internet and social media has opened up several avenues to find reliable local gardeners. You can view the work of high profile landscape architects and designers on websites like Homify or ask shortlisted services providers to give you a few testimonials so you can check their level of understanding about the work expected.
While landscape architects and designers will probably charge a high amount per hour but as they will have a team of people working on various tasks the work can be done faster and in a professional manner if you have a large property to be landscaped. For small one time services like setting up a terrace garden, vertical garden or a balcony garden freelance gardener or small garden designer firm can be good enough. You can discuss the pricing details beforehand if budget is a constraint and select plant varieties and design that will optimize your needs. There are firms that exclusive work on contract basis to maintain gardens and lawns of homes and office and charge on a monthly on annual basis for providing services like watering, mulching, trimming and grooming
Before hiring a gardener in Pune ask for a quote to know the exact amount that will be charged for the service he will provide in your garden. The price of gardening service in Pune can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project and distance of the service provider’s office from your work site so it is best to provide as many details as possible during a telephonic conversation about the work expected and the plot size. Then when the team or individual come to take inspection of the site and to provide a gist of that they can officer then you can share details of the kind of garden you have in mind. Generally gardeners already have a tabulated value for these services and it is easier to tell how much of the services provided will cost based on the information that is available.
As Pune is surrounded by small hillocks people with farmlands have some elevated areas in their garden that they like to decorate with terraced gardens. These kind of specialized services are a little expensive as it requires advisory of experienced horticulturists that know the kind of vegetation that will grow best in that area. If you want exotic varieties of flowering plants that require a lot of tender care during initial days then the cost could go up to nearly Rs. 650 per sq.ft so it is best to stick to native species that grow and thrive in the environment.