November 15, 2008 at 9:29 am #54484
For those that rent out your property what do you pay your gardener to maintain your garden,including setting irrigation and all the chemicals I am paying about 280 euros a month which I feel is too much,this is for approx 250-300 sq meters of garden.
November 16, 2008 at 8:40 am #87858
It might be easier to state how many hours the person is working a month to earn that amount. In the UK I used to pay £10 per hour until fairly recently.
November 16, 2008 at 9:20 am #87859
We pay 11E per hour. He does not provide anything (don’t trust them with chemicals out here 😉 ) I do know some pay 15E per hour.
It sounds high for that size of garden. Hard to say if you are not there all the time. I know that they never do the hours they say when houses are empty.
Some people come to an arrangement with a friendly neighbour (maybe a retired pensioner).
November 16, 2008 at 9:51 am #87860
In Sotogrande it was 500 Euros per month for a 3000m2 garden & pool, here in Sanlucar our clients pay just under 200 Euros including IVA per month for pool & garden of 800m2, we sacked one gardener who did nothing and the new gardeners x2 spend a large amount of time at the properties doing work. A friend also here in Sanlucar pays 350 for 1600m2. Each includes all chemicals for pool/garden.
In short they charge what is the going rate in the area.
November 16, 2008 at 10:10 am #87863
My gardener charges 8€/hr. Another I know of who is based closer to the coast charges 12€/hr
November 16, 2008 at 11:20 am #87865
My cost (280 month)were for garden only not pool as that was looked after by someone else,are all your quotes with pool if so my cost look way too much.
November 16, 2008 at 11:25 am #87866
The hourly rates I quoted are for whatever…pool and/or garden. How many hours is your gardener doing?! Surely that’s what determines the monthly cost! The amount of work a garden needs varies throughout the year (at least mine does!). Lawns can take a lot of work to maintain properly, so it will also depend on the type of garden you have.
November 16, 2008 at 11:52 am #87870
But there is only 300M2 of garden. I would say the charge is very high.
November 16, 2008 at 12:04 pm #87871
I have about 120-140 meters of grass and the rest is border with plants which does not take a great deal of looking after.
November 16, 2008 at 12:24 pm #87872
November 16, 2008 at 3:15 pm #87876
Sounds mighty expensive to me as well.
How many pop ups do you have?
We were quoted 120 euros for a monthly clean out of the calcium. A time consuming job, which my husband now undertakes 😥 , but one that has to be done.
This is the only time we use chemicals on our garden and a drop of household bleach in the water does the trick for pennies.
If your grass is Bermuda or St.Augustines then it is far easier to maintain than the finer UK grass. Just mowing weekly for 7 months of the year and a light sprinking of fertilizer pellets ( 17e a bag ) twice a year.
Think you should investigate exactly what you are paying for.
November 18, 2008 at 11:59 am #87938
My mate pays the gardeners 120 euros per month and the pool man 80 euros per month.
The garden area is circa 600m2 and laid to decorative gravel with many trees and shrubs. They come once per month (two of them) and spend around 4 hours blitzing it and then remove all the waste.
The pool man comes once per week and spends around one hour per visit.
He is very satisfied with both arrangements.
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