Some people will read the title of this blog and think HOW can hiring a professional gardener or maintenance person to maintain my garden actually SAVE me money over the course of a year?
(Incidentally this blog interconnects with another of our blogs on how hiring a garden maintenance professional can save you time - read that at:
Anyway, back to how hiring a garden maintenance professional could potentially save you money.
Lets assume that you own, or have recently moved into, a property with a larger than average sized garden. This garden contains several lawn areas of varying sizes and levels, various beds and borders, some mature trees of various types and all of the above is bordered by some leylandii and beech hedges that vary in height between six and sixteen feet.
So, what equipment do you need to maintain this?:
Assuming you either do not currently possess no gardening equipment at all or you do not currently have any gardening equipment that is up to the task of maintaining this size of garden, you are likely to need some good quality equipment similar to that listed below with prices and examples of the type of machine (remember its all going to get a lot of use, so theres no point buying cheap equipment!):
A ride on mower - cost around £2000 (Snapper 28" rear engined ride on mower)
A trailer for carting around tools and garden debris - cost around £175 (Agrifab garden trailer)
A pedestrian mower for the areas the ride on can't get to - Cost around £900 (Hayter Harrier 48 autodrive)
A strimmer for dealing with long grass around the perimeter - Cost around £300 (Tanaka TBC 270)
A leaf blower for dealing with the leaves in the autumn - Cost around £200 (Stihl BG86)
A hedgetrimmer for dealing with the hedges - Cost around £230 (Tanaka THT2000)
So - the cost of your shopping at the garden machinery dealer would be £3805
However, lets not forget:
You haven't bought any fuel yet!
Lets say, for example, in a year of maintaining your garden, all of the above equipment combined uses £200 worth of fuel/two stroke oil/strimmer line etc...
In the autumn, after a year of intensive use, all of the above equipment will need a service by its supplying dealer, this will add another (for examples sake) £350 pounds for replacement parts, service components, labour and VAT...
Added to the initial purchase cost, now the yearly expenditure is up to £4355!
All of this equipment also needs securely storing, insuring against theft and heavily used equipment will need repairs/ complete replacement every few years....
Don't forget (again touching on the subject of our first blog) - you also need to find the time to actually carry out your gardening! If the work takes you 8 hours a week, 35 weeks of the year - then you will spend 280 hours a year gardening!
Also can you REALLY, HONESTLY carry out the gardening work to the standard and at the speed and efficency that a professional garden maintenance person could do it?
NO I thought not.......
If you call in a garden maintenance professional, you will not have to buy any expensive garden equipment, fuel, equipment servicing or replacement parts, you will have no worries about the equipment being stolen, the work will be done for you, the waste can be taken away and all you have to do is relax and enjoy your garden!
It is also likely to cost you far less than the figure we arrived at above!
If you have a larger garden within a 10 mile radius of the Spalding, Lincolnshire area, then ANP Services Spalding can help save you from having to buy and maintain expensive garden equipment and spend time carrying out the work yourself....
Our professional garden maintenance service can be scheduled to attend your property at prearranged weekly or fortnightly intervals, carry out all necessary works (using our own fuel and equipment), if necessary remove all the garden waste and leave your garden looking at its best so all you have to do is to relax and enjoy it!
For your peace of mind, we are FULLY insured and licensed waste carriers, we also provide free, no obligation quotations and in most instances can offer a fixed price for any works...
For full details on what we can do for you:
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07745 247488 or 01775 830250
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