Gardening

Many people cannot fully or safely access their gardens without help so our gardening services firstly improve safety and access in gardens in homes of approved clients. The services are primarily for function and safety rather than aesthetics but we also give horticultural advice. Work is discussed with clients before being done by a gardening team of volunteers led by qualified horticulturalists.

Who is it for?

Our service is available to elderly or disabled residents in Hunters Hill, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney council areas. With around 100 new client inquiries every year, demand for the service often exceeds capacity so clients are prioritised by need and ability to obtain alternative assistance.

Our gardening service includes an assessment of your garden by a qualified horticulturist. They will discuss safety, access and maintenance issues relating to your garden and the work required to resolve them, then schedule an agreed time for the work. Most gardens have a scheduled visit every six months.

Services include:

  • Pruning small, low-hanging tree branches that impede access (safety conditions apply)
  • Targeted weed removal
  • Apply mulch (client to source mulch – conditions apply)
  • Raking to ensure clear access
  • Disposal of green waste in council recycling bin
  • Horticultural advice
  • Maximum time is four hours

 

Services DO NOT include:

  • Mowing
  • Lawn edging
  • Pruning of large trees or tree branches
  • Installation of plants
  • Working on ladders
  • Removal of green waste from your garden to the tip

Fees

Fees vary depending on eligibility criteria and are usually from $17 to $25 per hour.

Areas serviced

Lane Cove Area North Sydney Area Mosman Area
Willoughby Area Hunters Hill Area
Contact the Home Modifications and Maintenance Coordinator on 02 9427 6425 or email support@sydneycs.org

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain