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NDIS Gardening Services

Maintaining your garden can be difficult if you have a disability, but the NDIS could provide funding to cover the costs of hiring a service provider.

Professional NDIS Gardening Services

Help To You is a reputable Australian provider of gardening services to those on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We offer a range of garden maintenance services that include hedge trimming, weeding, mulching, garden bed maintenance, and cleaning services.

Our comprehensive list of services can help with your yard maintenance concerns and ensure that all of the garden maintenance tasks in your daily life can be easily taken care of.

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Garden maintenance services to support your daily life

We understand that maintaining a garden can be a lot of work, especially if you’re unable to participate in certain tasks due to a disability. Help To You offers a variety of gardening maintenance services as an NDIS service provider, meaning you can get funding to help pay for our services.

We provide a wide range of services such as the following:

General gardening

Our teams will help with all of your general gardening tasks such as mulching, soil conditioning, and maintaining garden beds. We’ll also help with waste removal tasks to ensure that your garden both looks great and is healthy.

Lawn mowing

Lawn care can be a daunting task, especially if you have a lot of space to maintain. We’ll provide the tools and hardware needed to help maintain your lawn. This will make it safe, healthy, and look fantastic at all times.

Weed treatment

Dealing with weed growth can be frustrating, but our professional experience can help you get rid of any unwanted growths so that your plants can thrive.

Hedge trimming

We offer professional pruning and hedge trimming services to help you shape your hedges to your desired shape. We can also help you design your hedges and we’ll clean up all the clippings when we’re finished.

If you’re interested in a gardening or yard maintenance service that is not listed here, then feel free to contact us about it. We’d be happy to work with you to create the most comprehensive gardening service that is designed entirely around your personal needs.

How does NDIS gardening funding work?

People with disabilities may find it difficult to perform certain tasks at home without the help of assistive technologies. Gardening is a task that can be performed by a registered NDIS provider and funded by your core supports budget.

If you’re unsure about the relationship between the NDIS and gardening services, here are a couple of common questions that will help you gain a better understanding.

Does the NDIS cover gardening?

The NDIS can cover gardening and home maintenance, but only if you are unable to do the work yourself. If there are no assistive technologies to help you complete the task, then it is usually eligible for NDIS funding. If someone without a disability would be required to hire a professional to take care of the task, then the NDIS can support you with funding.

However, if you’re fully capable of doing that certain task or if a professional typically isn’t needed, then you won’t be able to receive any support.

How much does the NDIS pay for maintenance services?

The NDIS pays for support on a per-hour basis. This means that you’ll need to take into account the hourly rate of the professional that you have hired.

Currently, the rates are:

  • National non-remote – $50.03
  • National remote – $70.04
  • National very remote – $75.05

This is the limit of what the NDIS will pay per hour to help fund your garden maintenance.

It’s important to remember that the NDIS will not provide support for materials such as soil, mulch, plants, and so on. They will only provide funding for the labour costs of hiring gardening services and the rate must be able to be expressed as an hourly rate.

Do I need to hire an NDIS participant to get funding?

It’s not necessary to hire an NDIS accredited provider in order to get funding. If you are the plan manager then you can still use NDIS funding to hire gardening services and seek funding.

If you are NDIA managed, then you’ll need to speak with an NDIS provider of gardening services and yard maintenance.

How do I hire a service provider and take advantage of NDIS funding?

Before you hire a gardening service, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to ensure that you find a reputable professional that you can trust.

  • Put together a list of gardening tasks that you need help with. Make sure you put together a comprehensive list to ensure that you’ve covered everything.
  • If you are NDIA managed, then you’ll need to look for a registered NDIS provider that offers gardening and maintenance services.
  • Get quotes from multiple gardening services to see what the hourly rate is. Compare this to how much the NDIS will cover to see if you’ll need to pay anything out of your own pocket.
  • Some service providers will offer a discount for regular garden maintenance, so don’t forget to ask about this
  • If you are happy with the prices, ask about availability to see if they can arrive on the days that are most suitable for you.
  • You may need to make access arrangements to ensure that your service provider can access your property. This may involve providing a key or unlocking the gate to your garden to let them in.
  • Once you’re satisfied with your arrangement, you’ll want to set up a service agreement. This is simply a written contract that clearly states what services you’re requesting, the reason for it, and also the price.
  • If the service provider has not worked with the NDIS before, then they’ll need to have a valid Australia Business Number (ABN) to claim their services.

If you need more assistance regarding the NDIS, get in touch with us today and we can help guide you through the process of claiming assistance and funding to help pay for our services.

Contact us today

If you’re looking for a registered NDIs provider for all of your garden maintenance needs, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Help To You today.