What is Grab a Gardener?
Grabagardener.com is the only online platform in the UK that matches customers with local, fully insured, vetted & experienced gardeners and allows you to book them instantly online.
The UK loves gardening and we absolutely mirror that passion! So when the good weather finally arrives, it makes all the difference to spend time outside in a well maintained garden that you can be proud of. Whether you have a busy schedule and don’t have the time to take care of the lawn or would just like an extra helping hand so that you can focus on the finer pruning; whatever your gardening needs, we want to ensure your garden is your haven to enjoy.
Our mission at Grab a Gardener is pure and simple:
1) To help our customers have an outdoor space they can be proud of by matching them with highly experienced, insured, trusted local gardeners.
2) To provide our hardworking gardeners with an easy to use platform where they can simply log on, and grab any jobs they want that suit them in their local area.
Grab a Gardener was founded in 2015 as result of years of trying to maintain just a small garden. Having lived the commuter lifestyle from various locations across the UK; Leeds, Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Reading and London we found the existence of a common problem. In every location we moved to, being new to the area, it was almost impossible to find a trusted local gardener. In addition, being in rented accommodation year on year meant we would often be left with a garden to maintain and no tools to do it!
The final straw came when we lived in Reading; Nav a sales and marketing manager at Reuters was commuting to London every day and Ant, a software manager for an oil company was commuting to Oxford. Both of us had almost no free time in the week to do gardening, and wanted to spend weekends relaxing or more likely doing the usual household chores like cleaning and shopping! Maintaining the garden always fell to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list.
After trying exhaustively for a year to find a gardener, we found there was no single directory to find gardeners in the area and very few gardeners had an online presence. Some gardeners would even charge for coming out and giving a quote! The majority of gardeners would quote by approximately guessing the amount of work required and we found there was no consistency, we were quoted prices from £60 – £80 for a tiny lawn cut! The gardener we did finally decide on never showed up and so the search continued…
At this stage, we decided to take it upon ourselves to develop Grab a Gardener, with the aim of trying to help people like us, who don’t have the time or local knowledge to find a gardener at a reasonable price; and match them with gardeners who could benefit from having some form of online presence and easily access job opportunities in their local area rather than leaving the whole process to fate!
We hope that our tale of despair and experiences has the outcome of making your life much easier!
If you’ve got any questions at all please get in touch either through the livechat window, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org call us at 0333 305 7633 or follow us on Twitter @grabagardener or Facebook for all the latest updates!