As the owner of a business, you will be aware that first impressions count when it comes to clients and potential customers. Keeping your grounds looking smart and well-kept is something that needs to be considered throughout the year, although the tasks required to do this will vary according to the season.
Even in the depths of autumn and winter, you still need to ensure you are on top of your grounds maintenance to ensure it stays tidy and professional all year round.
Spring is perhaps the busiest season in terms of commercial grounds maintenance jobs.
Now is the time to get your premises into shape in preparation for the summer. Lawn care is particularly important; we recommend using the services of a professional for lawn edging and fertilising to ensure it looks brilliantly green all year round.
Keeping on top of pests and insects is also a critical spring task. Pressure washing driveways and paved areas will also keep the exterior of your premises looking their best.
Bedding plants can be planted in prepared beds. Manure and compost may need to be dug in to enrich the soil. Weeding needs to be done throughout spring to ensure bedding plants are kept in top condition.
Flowers and shrubs need to be regularly watered, fertilised and deadheaded to encourage further blooms. Roses, in particular, can continue to flower well into the autumn if deadheaded regularly. Weeding is an ongoing task in the summer, as is mowing grassed areas; something which can be done quickly and easily with a professional grounds maintenance worker who will have the correct tools and machinery to get the jobs done. Hedges can be trimmed from early August, once the final nesting season has passed.
Autumn grounds maintenance often involves a considerable amount of leaf clearance, and if there are several trees on your premises, this is a task best left to professionals. At Grounds Care Group, our dedicated team is on hand to keep your commercial and corporate site looking pristine, particularly during autumn when the leaves begin to fall.
Not only do leaves on lawns look messy and unsightly, but they can also be dangerous as wet leaves on pathways can become slippery and cause falls. We pride ourselves on sticking to our word, and what we say we will do, we will do on time. When it comes to autumn grounds maintenance, you can save yourself a great deal of time and energy and enlist the help of our commercial leaf removal services.
In late autumn, you may want to plant bulbs for the spring; again, this can be a challenging task for a business owner with large premises.
In many ways, autumn is a time for preparation for the challenging winter months. Commercial premises often have car parks and driveways that can become very slippery and hazardous for pedestrians during icy or snowy weather. Plan ahead in autumn for the winter season and find out about our gritting plans. Grounds Care Group gritting plans come with different payment options so you can choose one that best suits your requirements. When the temperature drops below a certain point in your area, our contractors are automatically deployed to grit your premises, ensuring safety for your staff and clients, and peace of mind for you.
Winter is the ideal time to keep on top of pruning to ensure your trees, bushes and shrubs stay healthy and looking their best. Thinning and trimming bushes promotes a strong structure and allows new growth. Winter is also the best time to apply weedkiller to pathways and driveways and to remove patches of moss from lawns. Flower beds can be mulched to protect plants from the frost. Young trees may need to have their trunks covered if there is a cold snap. If you wish to have any overgrown areas cleared, then autumn and winter is a great time to do this as naturally the shrubbery and weeds die back, so they are a lot easier to remove during the winter months. Equally important is ensuring gritting and snow clearance is carried out during these colder months, helping to keep your site, staff and visitors safe and operational throughout the year.
Autumn and winter is also a great time to carry out tree maintenance and surgery. Tree surgery may be required to avoid loose branches from falling in strong winds and winter storms. It can also help improve the health of the tree by removing any dead branches.
It cannot be emphasised that planning ahead is vital to keep your commercial premises looking smart and well-maintained. All of this takes time, skill and a considerable amount of physical work, which is why we recommend utilising the skills of our team here at the Grounds Care Group to handle your grounds maintenance, keeping it looking pristine and professional all year round regardless of the season.