Planning your commercial grounds maintenance
Your grounds maintenance contractor will undertake your green space management such as hortuicultural and related tasks; shrub and tree maintenance, pruning, grass cutting and removal of weeds as well as other maintenace tasks such as winter gritting. The list below gives a basic overview of the services covered under 'Ground Maintenance'
• Shrub bed maintenance
• Annual planting
• Lawn maintenance: mowing, weed and feed treatments
• Shrub and ornamental tree care
• Leaf clearances
• Litter control
• Snow and ice removal
For your green space, you may need more specialist grounds maintenance and commercial landscaping depending on whether it is public sector site, a heritage venue, commercial or a private estate.
This is where you need to consider other elements such as their Environmental Policy, Health and Safety policy and the Risk Assesment for your site, including Grounds Maintenance Contractors level of Public Liability cover. Also certifications and any awards that the contractor may have.