We own an apartment where it is so difficult to get repairs and maintenance done, other than works on the garden. Our chairperson wants to spend $5,000 on plants for the garden. She has obtained approval for this. The garden is well established and does not need more plants. Her intention is to remove existing mature plants and trees and replace them. We have not been given a landscape plan or any details of which plants will be used or where. The garden looks pretty good as it is and just needs pruning maintenance. We do not have a surplus of funds, and there are outstanding repairs which need to be done but she always puts those on hold . It is very difficult to get repairs done as the money seems to be always spent on the garden/ She also wants to spend $2000 on artificial grass on the nature strip in front of her unit and another $2,000 for a couple of metres of latticework for screening. No quotes . As always, most owners are non residents , she is given approval . She has been there for over 20 years. She claims that the above works are maintenance and they qualify for her to use our annual fees to do them. I think they are upgrades and so the fees cannot be used for this. Any thoughts?