Garden maintenance


If you are a Council tenant who cannot look after your garden due to age or physical disability and have no-one to help, then you may apply to the Council for help. We run a scheme to help those who cannot manage to do their own gardens.

You will qualify for the scheme if you are an East Ayrshire Council tenant who is registered disabled or age 60 years or over, with nobody younger and fitter in your home who can help.

There is a charge of £30 per year. However, if you are on an income-related benefit, then it is free of charge.

We will visit you up to eight times a year, April-October, to cut grass and twice to trim hedges, if you have them. The weather can sometimes have an effect on the number of visits, so we cannot give out dates in advance. The service is limited to basic grass-cutting and hedge-trimming so that we can provide it to as many tenants as possible.

You can collect an application form at your neighbourhood housing office, or request a form be posted to you. Once we receive your application, we will assess whether or not you are eligible for the scheme and inform you of the outcome.

Contact Information

Housing: Garden Maintenance
Civic Centre North
John Dickie St
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 576747
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