I like to think I'm pretty handy in the garden but there's always something you can't do yourself. This could be because it needs an expert or simply you don't have the time to do the job yourself. One of the best ways to find a reputable service is to ask around but quite often I draw a blank when trying to find someone local to do a job. I've been asked to try out a service called Bidvine which matches customers with trusted local businesses. I was intrigued to find out more and just how comprehensive a service Bidvine could offer.
Gardening services does cover a very big area of jobs. It could be you are wanting someone to mow your lawn on a regular basis to a whole garden re-design. This is where Bidvine is immediately helpful and time saving since soon as you type in 'Garden' it provides a list of possible specialist services to just being able to pick the general search term of 'Gardening Services'.
Once you have picked the service you are after you then put in your postcode so the business search can be narrowed to your area. After that you are asked a selection of questions about what sort of gardening project you are thinking about. One of the plans I have for my garden is to plant a cottage garden but I need a patch of large and stubborn bushes cleared first. I was particularly impressed how specific and well-tailored the questions were to the service. The last question I was asked was when I needed the job done by. I thought this was great attention to detail as you could find the perfect business but then realise they are booked up for months yet you need the job doing urgently.
After you have gone through the questions you then create an account with Bidvine. This enables you to receive emails with quotes from the local businesses that match your requirements. I really do like the way everything can done online at your time and convenience. This method means you can think carefully about exactly what you are wanting, you're not rushed and most importantly not pressurised into accepting a quote immediately.
Would I use Bidvine again? Yes, I would. The number of services they can match businesses to is huge. As Bidvine continues this will only grow further. Being able to get quotes in one place without having to search out individual businesses is extremely efficient and completely stress free.
Have you tried Bidvine before? How do you get quotes for services?
I was asked to review Bidvine. All photographs, words and opinions are my own.