Hiring a Gardener Or Gardening Service?

Most homes, be it a standalone or in a complex, require a gardener or gardening service to tend to the yards. Unless you are blessed with a green thumb, it is easier to get an expert to beautify your yard, saving you the time and effort. But should you hire a gardener or gardening service?


 Gumtree helps you choose.

  1. Expertise and contacts

The foremost benefit of hiring a professional i.e., a gardener or a gardening service is the skill and expertise they bring to the table. They usually have years of experience on the ground, making them highly proficient in matters related to plants and gardening.

However, a gardening service also comes with trusted contacts who can perform other tasks around the yard such as lighting or plumbing. They also purchase premium materials at wholesale prices rather than at DIY shops, ensuring better prices and greater variety. Hiring a gardener may not have these benefits.

  1. Equipment

A gardening service will have all the tools and equipment required to spruce up your garden. However, a gardener may have just the basics and need you to invest in costlier tools for more specific gardening purposes.

  1. Level of trust

A gardening service is trustworthy as it comes with its permits and certifications that allow them to conduct their services.

However, an individual gardener does not have these. Gumtree recommends always checking references and doing your due diligence before hiring someone and giving them access to your premises.

  1. Costs

A gardening service is more expensive than hiring an individual gardener as they come with additional benefits such as equipment, certifications, and expertise. Thus, setting a budget for your garden/yard can help you make the decision between hiring a service or an individual.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find services close to home.

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