Here's some top tips to help keep your garden in good shape...
- Give your garden a tidy - pick up any rubbish and broken branches which may have blown onto your garden during the winter
- Cut your grass - adding fertiliser in the spring will help keep your grass greener in the summer. Reseed the bare areas. Grass should be cut regularly to prevent it becoming overgrown
- Prune back hedges and/or shrubs - make sure they do not overhang any footpaths or roadways
- Remove unwanted or damaged items from your garden - you can arrange a bulky waste collection from North East Derbyshire District Council
- Animal faeces should be picked up and disposed correctly of on a daily basis to avoid a health hazard
Our Housing and Support Teams carry out regular Estate Walkabouts to ensure that estates are clean and well maintained. Join them to discuss any issues you have on your estate.
There may be times when maintaining even a small garden can become too much. North East Derbyshire District Council offers an assisted gardening service to the tenants who need it most. Complete the form on the NEDDC website and a member of staff will contact you to arrange an informal visit to assess your situation. You can also call them on 01246 217285 or email email@example.com.
If you don't quality to receive the Council's gardening service, you may wish to pay a gardener to maintain your garden. Derbyshire County Council provide a service called Trusted Trader where you can find details of honest and reliable gardeners who provide a good service at a fair price.