Here at City Group Managed Services, we pride ourselves on taking a no-nonsense, direct approach to grounds maintenance. With years of experience under our belts, we’ve developed a practical process which can be summed up in three steps.
1. The groundwork
Obvious as it may sound, good grounds maintenance literally starts with good groundwork; a foundation of good working practises and planning which save a lot of time and effort in the future. This starts with training; take the time to ensure your staff are knowledgeable and you’ll save a lot of time later on. Plan your maintenance well by assessing what needs to be done and developing a schedule of work, so that jobs don’t get in the way of each other.
2. Making space
The order of jobs becomes clear when you consider the task of clearing. We routinely carry out hoeing and digging, bark mulching and pruning to clear room for development and stay on top of the workload. It’s also important to consider taking the time for larger scale changes, like tree surgery, gully clearance and pathway maintenance. This kind of job takes time and disrupts other tasks, making it top of your planning priorities.
3. Maintaining beauty
The third step is simply to make your maintenance routine and subtle. Once the big jobs are out of the way, we find that the rest falls into place. Cutting grass, creating neat edging and giving lawns additional treatments like aeration and top dressings are easy once you find an effective routine. Weed control is paramount, keeping the aesthetic of your grounds in place. The key is to perform these duties little and often, letting the natural beauty of your grounds come out, by encouraging it rather than dictating it.
Keeping control of your outdoor spaces doesn’t have to be a monumental task, so long as you stay on top of it. City Group Managed Services can do just that to give you beautiful, neat and safe grounds.