B13 - Getting a Gardener

Older people often list the burden of maintaining lawns and gardens as a major reason for wanting to move house.

But there are ways of managing a garden if you want to stay where you are. You can:

Getting help

If you are eligible for or already receive a Disability Allowance (see B15 Disability Allowance), you could use some of that funding to hire a gardener. See C7 Receiving Financial Assistance for a Gardener.

Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements to pay for help with garden and lawns. See C8 Paying for a Gardener.

Or, a family member or friend might be happy to help with your garden work.

Pros

Cons

What do I need in order to take this option?

Could this option limit my future choices?

No, it could help you to stay living longer in your home. A well-kept garden will also help to maintain the value of your home - something to bear in mind if you think you might want to sell in future.

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