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Care of gardens scheme

Care of garden service standards

The scheme is run by Housing and Technical Resources and the work is carried out by grounds maintenance staff.  All staff have identity badges which they will show you.

Service Standards

  • grass will be cut approximately every fortnight between April and October (weather permitting)
  • grass edges will be strimmed on every second cut
  • grass cuttings will be removed after every cut
  • hedges will be trimmed and clippings removed twice a year between May/June and again in September/October
  • weed killer will only be applied to path areas once a year between May/June (weather permitting) - you can ask for weed killer not to be used if you are worried about pets

The scheme is basic and is intended only to keep the garden tidy.  We cannot:

  • landscape or renovate your garden
  • plant and/or maintain flower beds, vegetable plots, rockeries, shrub beds, etc either manually or with weed killer
  • maintain your grass like a fine lawn or bowling green
  • tend your garden if there are health risks involved (dog fouling).  In these instances, the garden will be tended once the area has been cleared
  • prune or maintain trees or shrubs
  • maintain or repair fences, gates or paths
  • use edging shears on flower beds or border edges
  • pick up leaves

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