General Garden Maintenance Tips for the Autumn Months

Locking Down Gardening Maintenance

Knowing everything about your land and the soil that you want to use for your garden spot will be very beneficial to your gardening maintenance. If you know what plants you want in your garden you can check your soil texture to make sure that there is enough nutrients in the soil for that plant. Check also to see if your garden spot will receive enough sunlight to sustain the plants you are planting.

Finding out what the PH in your soil will help you decide if you will need to add fertilizer to your soil. If the soil is poor changes are you will need to add some type of fertilizer. If your soil is to sticks together to much sand may need to be added to help with draining water from the soil and plants.

Having your soil prepared well before you get stated will make your plant maintenance easier. The most work will come once you have started planting. Weeds will become your worse enemy once your plants start growing. If you do not remove the weeds they will soon take over and choke out your plants. Another problem could be insects. The key to avoiding insects is to get a jump on them before they jump on your plants. You can purchase several kinds of pesticides at your local hardware store.

After you have spent many hours in the garden you will be pleased with what happens. All of the wonderful vegetables or flowers which ever you decide to plant will make you very satisfied. A garden and its maintenance is very time consuming but will pay off in the long run. You will need to decide if you are planting only enough food for you and your family or if you will want to plant enough so that you can sell some and make a profit.

Reasons for Garden Maintenance Contracts

Most professional gardening companies will always use a contract for the garden services they are going to provide. The reason the written contract is to basically highlight the services that will be provided and which frequency the will be provided also. This gives both parties (gardening company-client) a clear understanding of how often a service will be provided and for how long. It is also a way of reassuring the client that everything will be taken care of giving them piece of mind, and will also provide the cost’s and date’s on when to pay. This will ensure the healthy relationship between client and company for a long time and ensure there will be no confusion in the future.

Every company as its own way of creating a maintenance contract here is my suggestion;

1. Details of Both parties involved…

2. Terms for service and condition’s…

3. The period of the service…

4. The price for the service…

5. Both parties sign the document to accept…

6. Date of the agreement…

Upon acceptance from both parties if the written contract the client is made aware that the is no legal bound to this contract, and either the company or the individual can cancel at any given time, usually 1 month notice is required. This will more than likely put the client at ease and not obligated, and obviously if you do a good job they are unlikely to get rid of you.

Make sure when writing the contract to make it professional and readable, make it simple and fresh and easy to read, do not mumble jumble lots of unnecessary wording into the document as this could give it a novice look, and that is the last thing you want when you about to land a nice contract job.

Maybe also you could always provide a calender of work that be carried out at certain time’s of year on the back of the contract to remind customer’s of other additional services you can provide as a gardening service provider.

And remember customers are more liable to accept you contract when it followed by reliability and professionalism to the highest standard possible, customers are always right and should always be treated with respect, listen to their needs and deliver what you have promised the client, follow these simple steps and you will be a trusted and recommended garden maintenance service provider in no time.