A complex’s common garden very often creates a first impression and ‘shop front’ for the property which has a direct bearing on property values and quality of life. Garden maintenance and presentation should therefore be prioritized accordingly.
Very often a gardening enthusiast can be identified amongst the owners or tenants and a gardening portfolio should be allocated accordingly to achieve best results. The gardening portfolio should also be resourced appropriately with a gardening budget between 5% – 10% of operating expenses allocated.
A gardener employed by the body corporate or association or outsourced garden service provider should be positioned to maintain the gardens effectively; both will require close supervision.