Asked on Oct 10, 2017

I need a one time gardner to trim a big lemon tree that growing out

Catherine AnspaughMikkigirlRoxaneg
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My lemon tree is growing out of shape, I live in town house at north county in San Diego California. I asked one gardner that I saw outside my house but they work for home owners assosiation, when I asked they said will do it, but they never showed up. I offered $100.00 to just trim one tree. I don’t know if $100.00 is low. I even ask my neighbor but he is cutting his own trees. Why is it so hard to find a gardner. Please any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

6 answers
  • Dfm
    on Oct 10, 2017

    you need to ask the county extension office for a list of certified arborist. This group is trained to trim trees in such a way they won't be promlimatic for many years.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Start by calling a nursery in your area, ask them who they deal with. Next call a land scaping company. You can go online to Home Advisor, this site gives you at least 3 contacts to call. These people are checked out through Home Advisor, for credentials, license, they check everything. They may give you a price over the phone, or they may come out to see what you need done. DON'T tell them how much you'll pay, let them give you a price.
    • Therese
      on Oct 11, 2017

      Your advice is very informational. Thank you very much and I‘ll follow your advice.
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 10, 2017

    $100 sounds pretty low to me. I would try Homeadvisor.com, they are great for finding any profession you need.
    • Therese
      on Oct 11, 2017

      I thought $100.00 was low amount. Yesterday I checked an arborist online, they said their minimum charge is $375.00. However, I will check with Homeadvisor as well. Thank you for your advice.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 10, 2017

    You might also try Angie's list. They might still have free sign-up and they publish a list regularly that includes special deals-- plumbers for X hours for $, electricians to put in new recessed lighting, etc.-- and they might have a special on arborists.
    • Therese
      on Oct 11, 2017

      Thank you for your advice. I found one arborist online, they said their minimum price is $375.00
  • Mikkigirl
    on Oct 10, 2017

    You could also check on Craigslist. Craigslist.com

  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 11, 2017

    I am always happy to help. I'm afraid to say your quote from arborist does sound pretty accurate. Home advisor is a great sight though. They will give you a minimum of 3 professionals in your area.
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