Jonathan did a great job in tidying up our small front garden. We had recently moved in and didn't have time to get it all sorted before the wintter sets in so called on his services. I had read reviews on here already so felt quit confident about hiring him.
We had our grass cut, hedge trimmed, lawn edged off and some of the shrubs and flowers replanted with proper spacing. Jonathan has also suggested that he can put together a plan for us for next spring so we will be prepared for that! Very pleasant to deal with, replies to emails quickly and turn up when he said he would.
Worked hard all day - no complaints at all!
Lindsay Arthur, Glasgow
Jonathan advised how to tackle the redesign of our small garden which was very overgrown. He cleared it - removing some plants with very extensive roots - leaving it neat and tidy and ready for the next stage of replanting on which he has also advised most expertly. He is knowledgeable, encouraging and easy to work with.
Gillian Hollis, Glasgow
Our once beautiful family garden had fallen into a sad state of disrepair. Following a bereavement, the garden had been largely unattended for over a year and was seriously overgrown. Jonathan was recommended by a friend and he initially came to attend to the lawn which was a mammoth task in itself. Jonathan cleared the lawn and we were so amazed by the results that we immediately hired him for long-term work on the garden.
We would say that Jonathan is a true gardener and an excellent worker who takes his own initiative to deliver the best service for his customer. We feel that Jonathan's service is worth every penny for the First Class work, effort and energy he puts in. Our view is that a cheaper service would be a false economy. We are very grateful that our much loved garden has been brought back to life.
Lady Phyllis Kay, Milngavie
I found Helpinhand very reliable, Jonathon was polite and on time. The work he did in our garden was 2nd to none and he even gave me some hints and tips on gardening while he worked. I would definitely use his services again.
Ian Barkley, Glasgow
I am so grateful to Jonathan for the fabulous job he did in my garden yesterday. My garden needed a full weed, as I had friends coming last minute, and as I am completely blind, I couldn't do it myself. Jonathan understood my predicament, and re-organised his day to fit me in last minute. He was fast, reliable and very charming, gave me some tips on how I could improve my garden, and due to the fact that I can't see, he told me about all the beautiful scented plants I could put in my garden, so that I could have a wonderful sensory experience this summer,. His enthusiasm and knowledge really impressed me, and I would have absolutely no hesitation about recommending him to any of my friends. Having used Jonathan for the first time, I will definitely be using him on a regular basis, as not only did he do a professional job, his prices were amazing too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Jonathan, you're a life saver!
Jill Daley, Glasgow
Found Jonathan by luck on the web. He has/is in the process of sorting out my garden as due to my ill health it has gone to the dogs. I feel he works very hard, is trustworthy and his charges are value for money. I would recommend him to a friend.
Anne Crozier, Glasgow
Jonathan was recommended by a neighbour and I am very glad to have found him. He came for a full day in March to transform our garden which was overgrown. He weeded, cut back bushes, removed a small tree and filled 19 large black bin bags! He is very knowledgeable about plants and suggested moving a few to a better spot, and also suggested others which we could purchase to fill a few gaps. Jonathan is an extremely cheerful and friendly person to talk to, when he has a brief stop for coffee or lunch. His charges are fair for the quality of his work He was not charging petrol money when he did our garden last, but he is now, and it will still be worth the money.
He is coming back to do my planters and hanging baskets in May.
Judith Townson, Milngavie
Cleared a very untidy and overgrown garden. Very hard worker, good timekeeper and pleasant. I have no fault to find. Not deterred by bad weather.
J Thorburn, Bearsden
The very large corner garden of our Hyndland tenement was transformed by Jonathan Ridge in the first half of 2011, with newly-dug flower-beds, well-pruned shrubs, repainted boundary wall and much-needed tlc for the grass. All done with cheerful energy and reliable efficiency, providing helpful advice on suitable new plants and within the agreed price. We've now moved onto a long-term maintenance contract which is working very well. Highly recommended!
Ann Laird, Glasgow
Jonathon cleared a wilderness garden ( two large skips )into a beautiful practical family garden restoring pathways, borders and lawned area.He used his extensive knowledge of plants taking account of the environment and our personal choices.This old and tardy garden had been neglected for over thirty years and has been totally transformed.
Overall the total work was within the budget we allocated and the added value far outways the cost
Gloria Miller, Glasgow
I have employed HelpinHand on numerous occasions(for gardening work) since last April, and am Very Happy to recommend this Service.
Louise N Telfer, Milngavie
Jonathan carried out some general garden maintenance for us. We were very pleased with the results, a very clean and tidy job.It helps that Jonathan is a perfectionist so any job is done properly to the highest standard.
Catherine D, Glasgow
Helpinhand carried out communal garden work for the eight households in our tenement.It was difficult for him as residents could not agree on what required to be done. However he provide advice, was always patient and carried out the work in a very courteous manner. Half way through the work he realised that his quote for carrying out the work was not sufficient for the amount of hours required to do the job properly( this was mostly to do with the removal of bindweed) but after negotiation , he agreed to stick to the original quote.
He also provided shrub baskets for me. The price for these was reasonable and they were a good choice as they do not demand much care
Madeline Maclaverty, Glasgow
Jonathan did a major dig-out of our overgrown garden. He is hard-working and easy to deal with. His pricing is fair and we were pleased with the result. We will be happy for Jonathan to work on our garden again.
May Ferries, Glasgow
Lawn cutting in summer when we are away. Looking after house in summer. Total reliability and trustworthiness demonstrated.
Arthur Allison, Glasgow
Jonathan is very professional and gives good advice regarding lay-out, plants and pruning.