Skip to main content
Text size

Grounds Maintenance in Council Housing areas

St Albans City and District Council is working in partnership with John O'Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd to provide grounds maintenance services

For more information about these services please visit the ground maintenance section of our website.

Check what we maintain in your area   Contact Us or Report a Problem

Grass cutting Toggle accordion

Grass in communal areas  should receive 16 cuts a year between March and October, depending on the weather. These cuts should be approximately  2 weeks apart and all areas should be litter picked before cutting begins. Grass cuttings are not collected but all paths should be left clear of grass following the cut. 

Paths and hard surfaces Toggle accordion

Paths, car parks and washing line areas should be swept clear once a month.

Shrub beds Toggle accordion

All shrub beds should be visited once a month. Shrub beds teams will litter pick the area and maintain the shrubs.

Hedges Toggle accordion

Hedges will be trimmed or cut back four times a year.

Leaf clearance Toggle accordion

There will be two full leaf clearances between November and January, after this leaves will be picked up as litter on an ad hoc basis.

Assisted garden maintenance Toggle accordion

We understand that some tenants may have difficulty with mobility, and we want to do what we can to help. The Council has an Assisted Garden Maintenance Scheme which is available to some tenants who are not able to maintain their gardens themselves.

For more information about these services please visit the garden maintenance scheme section of our website.

Garden Maintenance Scheme

District mapping service

Search our interactive maps to see what we maintain in your area

Housing news