Depending on the type of housing you live in, there are certain garden areas that are your responsibility to maintain - eg front and backyards.
The type of maintenance you may need to do to keep your garden areas tidy includes:
- mowing lawns
- controlling weed growth
- trimming shrubs, climbers and small trees.
If you don't know what garden areas you're responsible for contact Housing SA.
How Housing SA can help
A Housing SA horticultural representative can visit your property and give you advice on:
- the garden areas you are responsible for
- the type of garden work Housing SA will do
- developing and maintaining your garden.
This free service is available by contacting Housing SA maintenance.
Housing SA maintains common areas in groups of units such as walk-up flats, cottage flats and villa flats. The residents must keep these communal areas clean and free of obstacles.
In these common areas Housing SA will look after:
- garden beds
- concreted areas
Housing SA will provide help by:
- treating extensive toxic weeds and shrubs - eg caltrop, three corner jacks
- removing or pruning dead or diseased trees of large shrubs
- removing or pruning trees or large shrubs that have been assessed as a danger to you, your home or the sewerage systems
- responding to damage caused by nature - eg storm damage.
For help with these issues contact Housing SA maintenance. When a tree needs to be pruned or removed, Housing SA will:
- seek permission from the relevant local council
- comply with relevant legislation.
What Housing SA will not do
Housing SA does not supply these materials or services:
- lawn seed
- trees and shrubs
- mulch, pine bark or woodchips
- paving or concrete slabs
- dripper installation
- lawn cutting or edging
- construction or retaining walls
- cutting or regular pruning of trees and shrubs
- reconstruction or landscaping of tenant-maintained front and backyards.