And if he gets it right Brisbane home owners could see cash rewards.
“Homes with well-tended gardens sell for around 10 per cent more,” Coleby-Williams told Domain.
Well planted trees can also create shade to keep your house cool and save on air conditioning costs, he said.
Planting a footpath garden is not that simple. The guidelines will need to consider avoiding neighbourly arguments over boundaries and avoiding overhead powerlines, to name a few challenges.
Get it wrong and you could be facing a fine like this Norman Park couple who were fined $5,000 after a neighbour complained about their veggie patch.
And your beloved footpath garden may look like the ideal rubbish bin or graffiti target to someone else.
“You can’t be too sensitive about what happens to the garden outside,” he told ABC news.