A family member and I are not too well and we need assistance with our garden. We have someone who does the lawn mowing for us but have never thought we would need a gardener until now. Basically to do some weeding and mulching as needed. What we want to know is how much is too much to pay and should this person be paid a flat rate or an hourly rate. We have had several estimates but are unsure and would like some advice. We only have a few small flower patches and not a very large yard. Thanks for your help!