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Re: Getting a gardening firm for earthworks: advice

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Neither - the gemeinde firms took one look at our garden and said 'that is too big and your plans are not pretty enough for us'.
Think long and hard about it then!

This is Switzerland - every village is "local". They like keeping it that way. If the village you are in is relatively small - and you expect to hang around - you may want to sit down with them and work out WHAT they suggest - and how that fits with your ideas/plans.

I know this sounds daft BUT when we bought our house we made damn sure we got the nosy biddy next door on side (and also the (now dead) old guy across the road). They were village stalwarts - and made sure when we needed stuff/help it was sorted without hassle.
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