There are many reasons why you might want to clear vegetation from the grounds of your private property or commercial property, especially if you plan to redevelop the area in question. Overgrown plants and weeds can look unsightly and encourage litter, vermin and fly-tipping. To clear vegetation correctly, it is advisable to use the services of professionals, such as Grounds Care Group. Let’s look at some of the reasons why in more detail:
Clearing vegetation of invasive species, such as Himalayan Balsam can help native species to recover and provide a more balanced ecological habitat for the animals and plants that live there. Removing weeds, dead wood, and overgrown shrubs allows other plants to gain access to more water, soil and sunlight. Mulch can be used to cover the topsoil which improves the nutrient level in the soil and prevents the regrowth of weeds.
Clearing vegetation also promotes safety. In dry weather, overgrown areas of scrub are recognised fire hazards. Patches of land filled with dead plant matter can quickly burst into flames over a prolonged drought. These fires occur every summer. If you use the services of a company, such as Grounds Care Group to clear vegetation, the likelihood of fire will be instantly reduced.
Overgrown land poses other hazards as well as fire. Plants and trees in close vicinity to each other can quickly spread disease and airborne viruses. Dead trees can have dangling branches that pose an obvious risk to anyone passing by, especially after storms or windy weather. Large amounts of plants and trees, while pleasant from an ecological perspective, can also release copious amounts of pollen, which is problematic to those suffering from hayfever.
The control of pests
Apart from the need to stop weeds growing, using a company to clear vegetation is also advisable to control unwanted pests. In wet weather, pools of water may form which may pose a health hazard to humans. Mosquitos and gnats may swarm around the area and lay larvae. Rats love untended growth and may form a colony, risking Weil’s disease to any humans that come into contact with the water.
Less threatening animals such as birds and squirrels may choose to make felled logs and rotting trees their home. Clearing the land professionally will ensure that nesting creatures are less likely to come to harm.
A more attractive appearance
Professionally cleared land can be redeveloped, returfed or planted with aesthetically pleasing plants and shrubs. Neglected land looks awful and can even affect the value of adjacent properties. Opportunist passers-by may start to use the area for fly-tipping, and, before you know it, the area has become an unofficial local rubbish dump with mattresses and old tyres sitting next to buddleia, rosebay willowherb, dandelions and other weeds.
Use a professional grounds maintenance company
If you need an area of land to be cleared, it is important to use the services of a professional company, such as Grounds Care Group. We have the necessary machinery and tools to take care of difficult tasks, such as removing tree stumps, safely and effectively. Some areas of land may well have hidden pipes and cable so it is vital to use experts who know how to clear land without causing costly and dangerous damage to underground sewage, water or electrical systems. We will also remove any debris and dispose of it correctly, saving you the time, expense and worry of hiring a skip.
Grounds Care Group can quickly and safely clear your land without harming the environment. Contact Grounds Care Group today to find out more about how clearing vegetation can promote safer, healthier land that can be used for farming, development or landscaped into more aesthetically pleasing grounds.
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