Have you ever planted sweet peas in a bare flower bed and on the same day you notice that they are sprouting up your gardener pulls them all out thinking they are weeds? Does your gardener change the schedule on your water timer and not tell you?

If so, what we have here is a failure to communicate. When you hire, a gardener, it is important in communicating with your gardener to let him know not only what you expect of him, but what’s new in your garden and in your community.

Regulations for Gardeners

Gardeners are licensed differently throughout the United States. Some gardeners are required to have simple business licenses while in another state, the same job requires a contractor’s license; some are local licenses while some are state licenses. However it is where you live, there might not be a way for the city or county to communicate with gardeners about important changes. For instance, if your city is enforcing limited watering days during a drought, your gardener might only hear about that from you. Ask him to honor the more limited watering schedule and to trim your grass accordingly. You will want it to grow longer when you have less opportunity to water it.

Language Barriers

Make sure you can cover the basics if you and your gardener do not speak the same language. Either learn a few key phrases or find a translator. All else fails, hire someone who does speak the same language that you do. Having a gardener you can trust is more than just hiring the person with the best garden tools.

Once you have mastered communicating with your gardener, you can easily let him know how much you love sweet peas and that they smell so much sweeter than weeds.