Q) Should the gardener not be mulching the grass but instead collecting all the leaves from outside my house in September:
I explained to her that I have not been told or agreed to collect leaves in September. She then went on to explain that the last gardener actually collected all the grass from the entire Herne farm estate . I tried to explain that this is not feasible due to the costs it would incur as we would be collecting in the region of 2-3 tonnes of grass per session. She then pointed out that because we mulch the grass, she has had to rake up the grass cuttings outside if her house as it's causing it to die off. This is categorically incorrect as mulching feeds the grass via direct composting, furthermore her grass is under cover and she regularly mows her section hence why there is a lack of colour as too many nutrients are being removed from over mowing. If I was to agree to Sonia's request to collect all grass cuttings my cost per session would increase to approx.£800 per day. I am happy to collect the leaves outside her house at a cost of £30 but she is better of leaving it for a while until the fall whereby I can collect them all in one go.