Tenants

Gardening and grounds maintenance

Grounds Maintenance

Environmental Services provides grounds maintenance to Council blocks and estates. Our grounds maintenance service is provided by a number of teams who carry out the following tasks:

  • Grass cutting
  • Shrub pruning
  • Plant suitable plants in the right locations
  • Shrub bed maintenance
  • Chemical and hand weeding of soft landscape areas.

 

Our staff work with our caretakers to ensure all grass areas and flower/shrub beds are cleared of litter and other debris prior to maintenance.

We cut the grass on our estates between April and October. During long periods of dry weather, we will cease grass cutting. We will not cut grass during heavy rainfall or if the ground is too wet.

View the schedules to find out when grounds maintenance work is being carried out in your neighbourhood. Open the relevant link to your area:

PDF icon newGrounds Maintenance - North

PDF icon newGrounds Maintenance - Central

PDF icon newGrounds Maintenance - South

PDF icon newGrounds Maintenance - Borough wide team

PDF icon newGrounds Maintenance - Sites and areas

Shrub and trees maintenance

Shrub areas and hedges are generally pruned during our winter works schedule from November to March. Pruning can be carried out at other times to comply with Health and Safety issues and assist in crime prevention. During pruning works, shrubs will be cut back to make sure they do not overhang other areas such as neighbouring properties and pathways.

Tree pits are cleared from weeds

Our caretakers remove leaves from beds, clear grass areas and paths from litter and debris and weed hard standing areas regularly.

If you have any comments or complaints about the work carried out on your estate then please contact the grounds maintenance team on 0208 496 4197

Green spaces and gardens

We will:

  • Keep walkways and roads clear from overgrown vegetation
  • Maintain grass areas and plants so that they are aesthetically pleasing and healthy
  • Implement the best planting solution for each location.

 

If your home has a private garden, you must:

  • Keep it maintained, tidy and free from rubbish
  • Make sure that plants do not become a nuisance or encroach onto your neighbours garden or damage property.
  • Apply for permission before making any changes such as putting up a shed or conservatory or laying a path or patio. If you are unsure, please contact your neighbourhood officer
  • Not use areas set aside for people without their own garden, for example to dry your washing. This includes all communal areas.
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