Green Services

The upkeep and care of the green areas on your estates is carried out by our team of proud gardeners.

Trees

Lewisham Council are responsible for looking after trees, including those which are located on your estates.

What do our gardeners do?

Our gardeners carry out different work throughout the year depending on the season.

Honor Oak in Winter

Winter 

From mid November to early March, we will:

  • do work to prevent weed growth
  • prepare for spring planting
  • remove dead shrubs
  • improve, prepare and dig the soil around the plant beds

Towards the end of February we will:

  • do a first grass cut
  • do some shrub and flower bed maintenance

Spring

From mid February to the end of April we will:

  • cut the grass
  • attend to any weeds
  • apply bark mulch to the plant beds to improve the soil and give your gardens a neat, tidy appearance
  • do improvements such as grass seed laying and bulb planting
  • fill plant beds with new shrubs, plants and flowers wherever there are gaps
Weeds which need clearing on the walkways

Summer

From early June to the end of August we will continue to:

  • cut the grass
  • clear the weeds
  • clear the beds
  • apply weed control to paths and walkways
Leaves which need clearing

Autumn

From early September to early November we will:

  • cut the grass
  • clear fallen leaves in all areas
  • cut any wild gardens

Changes 

The weather may sometimes delay what gardening we plan to do.

Contact us if you want to find out more about what gardening is happening in your area.

This short animation shows the different kinds of work our gardeners do throughout the year.

Your views

We want to hear your views and ideas about how your green areas should look. We know how important it is to be happy with where you live.

Why not get involved with monitoring our gardening standards? Interested residents can join GIG, our Green Initiative Group.

We also offer free gardening training to residents interested in learning new skills.

Contact the team.