Grounds maintenance teams work on estates across Barnet. The estates currently served by these teams is:

Ballantrae House, Finchley
Basing Way, Finchley
Beecham Court, Muswell Hill
Burnt Oak Boradway, Edgware
Chilvins Court, Finchley
Copwood Close, Barnet
Crispin Lodge, Barnet
Durrisdeer House, Finchley
Eversleigh Court & Grosvenor Court, Finchley
Fosters Estate, Hendon
Granville Road, Finchley
Hermitage Court, Finchley
Holden Road / FourAcres, Barnet
Homesteads, Whetstone
Linden Road, Southgate
Lodge Mead Court, Finchley
Longberrys, Finchley
Martins Walk/ Coppetts Close, Muswell Hill
Mayhill, Barnet
Mount Pleasant, Barnet
Northway Court, Edgware
Octavia Court, Finchley
Phillipson House, Finchley
Pineridge, Barnet
Quinta Drive, Barnet
Redhill Court, Edgware
Ryecroft Crescent, Barnet
Sapara Close, Muswell Hill
Sheldon Court, Barnet
Upper Alexandra Road, Muswell Hill
Whitefield Estate, Finchley
The Woodlands, Finchley

The following work will be carried out by the Grounds Maintenace team:

  • Grass Cutting – Mid March till October, site visits every 2-3 weeks. Weather Dependent. Grass cuttings on pathways will be blown off. Grass cuttings will not be collected and removed.
  • Edging/Definition – Grass edge will be cut at the same time as mowing, clippings will not be removed. Grass Edges between hard surfaces and lawn will be redefined bi-annually during winter months.
  • Shrub Pruning – Cut twice a year, 1st cut between June and August and 2nd Cut September/October.
  • Beds – Pruning, weed control and cultivation as and when necessary. Access way, pathways, windows, vents, signs and highway are always to be kept clear.
  • Weed Control – provide when necessary or upon request.


What our Grounds Maintenance team do

What our Grounds Maintenance team don’t do

Tasks we carry out between mid-March and the end of October:

  • Remove litter prior to cutting grassed areas
  • Cut the grass to a reasonable length approximately 20-50mm
  • Carry out any urgent minor tree works which may be required involving diseased or dying trees. (Urgent major tree works will be referred to our approved contractor).
  • Carry out weed spraying of hard surfaces in communal areas twice during this period
  • Treat any identified Japanese Knotweed. (If needed we will arrange safe disposal of it by an approved contractor).

Tasks we carry out between November and mid-March are:

  • Cut back the shrubs and hedges once during this period
  • Cultivate (turn over) the soil if required
  • Define the grass edges on paths where applicable
  • Remove leaves and clear litter if required
  • Respond to any urgent safety matters in a timely manner
  • Remove large, dumped items or discarded green waste. Click here for more information on the bulk rubbish collection service provided by Barnet Council
  • Remove grass cuttings from estates – these will remain on the communal lawns
  • Maintain any non-communal areas that are the responsibility of residents
  • Maintain areas where Garden Clubs have prior agreements with Barnet Homes. (Garden Club members do this).


Completion of the above tasks are subject to weather conditions and any unforeseen emergencies. If a grass cut is missed because of rain, it will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

We provide different services at different times of the year because of seasonal factors. For example, we do not cut back hedges until after the bird-nesting season is over.