You may be eligible for garden aid if you are having difficulty maintaining your garden. Any resident of the Falkirk Council area can apply.

Who can receive this service?

To qualify for garden aid, you must be in receipt of Community Care Support.

If you are currently in recent of Garden Aid, this would have been assessed under the old criteria and will continue. If for any reason your Garden aid is stopped you must reapply under the new criteria as detailed above.

You will not qualify for help if there is someone else living with you over the age of 16 who could maintain the garden or if you are receiving any other gardening assistance.

Do I have to pay for the service?

No, the service is free of charge.

What work will be done?

Your grass will be cut every two weeks between April and October. The edges will be cut every second visit. Hedges will be cut twice each year, at the beginning and the end of the cutting season. The contractor will remove hedge clippings.

The contractor is responsible for making sure that no plants in your garden are damaged when cutting the grass or hedge.

Our contractor will not cut extremely long grass. They will only cut hedges which are 1.5m (4ft 11") or less in height and are a maximum width of 1m.

During normal weather conditions the Contractor will maintain a regular programme of works, however, during extreme weather conditions this may not be possible.

How to apply for garden aid

The application form for Garden Aid is currently under review, if you wish to apply in the meantime please contact your local One Stop Shop/Advice and Support Hub.