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I am looking for someone to spend half to a whole day cleaning up my garden beds. I need someone who knows what is a plant and what is a weed.
This is not a labor job. I'm not looking for someone to come in and hack things up with power tools and get it done as fast as possible. If I wanted that I would have hired a landscaping company. This is a job for a mature and experienced person to use his/her skills. I need a thoughtful gardener. If you've lived your whole life lovingly tending your own garden I'm looking for you.
Tasks: leaf removal, weeding, light pruning (no ladder work), beautifying, tidying up, maybe planting some small things.
Tools provided for use on the job: freestanding wheelbarrow/yard cart, rake, shovels, hand tools, work gloves, pruning tools, and anything else you tell me in advance you need and within reason.
Required of you: You must be able to do this job SAFELY. You need to be reasonably able-bodied or be able to describe your physical limitations so that I can see if and how we can accommodate you. You must be able to bend and kneel or crouch as needed as most of the job is weeding. You must be able to go up and down steps and hills safely and while carrying tools. It's hot outside and sunny in the work area for most of the day, so you need to be able to work safely out in that heat.
In addition to paying an hourly rate, I will feed you your choice of order-in lunch, provide cold water and beverages all day, and you can take breaks on the mostly shady screened porch as needed. There is a bathroom right inside the back door that will be sanitized in advance just for your use (covid precautions).
This is a job for one person, but I am willing to consider a team of the right people if you have a gardening buddy you want to work with.
I celebrate and respect diversity. I will not discriminate against you for any reason. People of any and all backgrounds are welcome to inquire about this job.
If you have read this far and think the job is right for you, please respond WITH A DETAILED MESSAGE describing yourself and your gardening experience. Please include a proposed hourly rate for yourself. Thanks and I can't wait to hear from you!
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers