Although commercial landscaping maintenance should be a year-round job, the start of the growing season is a particularly great time to focus on property maintenance. The worst of the winter weather is over, and mild and pleasanter conditions make outside tasks easier.
The exterior of your business gives a professional first impression to clients, passers-by and visitors. Premises maintenance is also crucial for a health and safety perspective; grounds that are free of clutter and debris and are well-maintained reduces the chance of accidents or mishaps. Follow our tips to get your property in great shape this spring.
Assess your premises
The first thing you should do is to conduct a thorough walk-around of your grounds. Make a note of any damage and jobs that need doing as a matter of priority. Things to look out for include cracked window glass, blocked drains or gutters, hedges and shrubs that need pruning, trees with hazardous branches, potholes in the car park or driveway, or paving stones that are loose and uneven. It can be hard to notice areas that need improvement when you see them every day, which is why using the services of a professional commercial landscaping company are invaluable.
Additional essential tasks to get your property in shape include:
The start of spring is the best time to get control of weeds that appear between cracks in paving stones or in flower beds. Nettles, dandelions and ground elder can be a real eyesore and in large commercial properties are difficult to remove manually. Use the service of a professional company who will be able to assess and diagnose the condition of your lawn and grounds and will have the necessary expertise to use the correct tools and herbicides to effectively eradicate invasive and pervasive weeds with minimal harm to the surrounding environment.
If left unchecked, insects can cause immense harm to plants and shrubs and even buildings. Apply insecticide to take control of your premises.
After the winter, car parks, patios, and pathways can all benefit from power-washing to ensure all areas are thoroughly clean. Repair and replace any damaged zones to make it safe to use, prolong its lifespan and ensure it looks as attractive as possible.
Tidying the outside of your commercial premises is the quickest way to ensure it looks well-maintained. Lawned areas need raking to aerate the turf to promote healthy growth, as well as removing any twigs, leaves or general litter.
Lawn and plant care
Spring is the best time to apply fertiliser to encourage the growth of young and established plants. Specialist lawn treatments will keep any grassed areas looking lush and verdant. Plant inexpensive annuals in bedding areas for an instant splash of bright colour. Prune any shrubs and trim any hedges with a hedge cutter.
Clear drains and irrigation systems of debris that might have collected over winter, such as twigs, moss, dead leaves. Check that there are no blockages and that all is in good working order.
If all of these tasks sound a bit daunting when you have a business to run, get in touch with Grounds Care Group. Our commercial landscaping maintenance service can help to get your premises spring ready. We understand that first impressions count, especially in business, and it’s vital to keep your commercial premises looking professional at all times.
All of our team are fully trained, insured and knowledgable, so you can be sure that your premises will be in safe hands when working with us.
We’re able to provide the following commercial landscaping maintenance services:
We have previously worked with clients across a range of sectors including facilities management, schools, hospitals and housing associations. Use our services to enhance and safeguard your commercial premises and keep your workplace looking professional and weed-free.