Do you have a sizeable garden or outside space? Even if it is a smaller garden, it can be quite a lot of work to keep it up. Especially in the summer, when you probably will use the outside space most. So did you know you can hire a gardener for the summer months? It can be a great solution to stay on top of everything. And enjoy your outside space without worries, for those long summer days and evenings!
What Would A Gardener Do?
So if you would look to hire a gardener for the summer months, what can you expect? The question really should be, what can you not expect. A gardener will be able to do anything in relation to your outside space. And summer is really where your garden can shine. As long as it is maintained and kept up well!
All the gardening tasks
So this is where your gardener comes in. All the tasks you do not want to do, but your garden needs so desperately in the summer months. Think about mowing the lawn to perfection. Trimming bushes and shrubs. Watering all the plants and flowers. The right amounts of water and fertiliser, at the right times.
Clearing Up and Growing Fruit & Veg
And also all the clearing up, there will be a lot of that during the summer months. Deweeding is something your gardener can stay on top of, as well as making sure any bugs or infections stay out of your precious plants. And if you have a vegetable patch or are growing fruits, but your gardener on that too! The summer months is likely when all those need to be harvested. So your gardener can make sure they are in the best possible condition. So you get the best possible quality produce. Without all the hard work!
How To Hire A Gardener
If you are indeed looking to hire a gardener for the summer months, there are several routes you can take. Firstly, you can try to self hire. Meaning you would use your network, for example, to source, interview, vet and hire a gardener directly. You can use social media for this or specific advertising websites. Or you can ask if someone might know a gardener who would be suited for you.
Be Mindful Of Selfhiring
You have to be mindful when you decide to self-hire. There is a lot of work that can go into it. You might get many people to apply for your advert, for example. Do you have the time to check and vet all those CVs before you make a selection for interviews? Think about how much time and effort you want to go through for a gardener that will only work for you for several months.
You Must Be Diligent
But the fact that you would hire a gardener just for the summer months, does not mean you should just hire anyone. Remember, even if someone comes recommended, it does not automatically make them right for you. The fact that they fitted well with someone else, does not guarantee they do with you. Every household is different, with different expectations too. So you would still have to make sure to interview this person, check references and vet them. Even though they might work for you temporarily, they will still be in your private space. And potentially around your family. So you must make sure to know the person is who they say they are!
Use An Agency
Another option to hiring a gardener for the summer months is to use an agency. Especially for short term contract like this, that can be a really clever solution. The agency would have done all the hard work for you already. They will have a selection of gardening staff on their books already, ready for temporary roles. So then all the time spent extensively interviewing, vetting and checking people has already happened. Even before you contacted the agency! They will make sure to understand what you need and find the right match accordingly. Using a professional agency can save you a lot of time, and headaches too. It is the most efficient way to find temporary summer staff hire, that would really suit you and your family too. So that you can go back to enjoying your beautiful outside space. Knowing it will be maintained exactly as you want it to.
How Can Polo & Tweed Help?
Are you looking to hire a gardener for the summer months? It is such a great investment to make. And Polo & Tweed can help! We have an excellent selection of gardeners on our books who are all fully vetted and checked. All with different backgrounds and specialisms. So there will definitely be someone there suited for you. Why not contact us now to get the process started!