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Autumn leaves They May Look Pretty But Theyre a Business Grounds HazardAutumn is here, and for many people, one of the best things about autumn is the changing of the leaves. We've all seen it - the vibrant greens and yellows turn to deep browns, oranges, and reds - it's a sight to behold. Though they may be beautiful, falling autumn leaves actually present a considerable challenge for business owners wanting to keep their grounds in the best possible condition.

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Slipping risks

Autumn leaves look wonderful, but in the UK at least, they rarely get to fall on the ground dry. The amount of rain we see means that rather than crunchy dry leaves on the ground, what we usually deal with is more of a soggy, sodden clump. Of course, this looks deeply unappealing, so it's worth getting them cleaned just to keep your business grounds looking tidy. The truth is that they can actually pose a considerable slipping hazard, especially if they have fallen on footpaths and stairways. Anything that could potentially cause pedestrians to slip on your premises needs to be taken care of as a matter of priority.

Blockage & obstructions

Something else to consider about autumn leaves is the fact that depending on the amount of tree cover your business has, they have a habit of falling absolutely everywhere. It's easy for pathways to become obstructed, along with parking spaces. A more pressing issue is that wind and rainwater flow will often carry those leaves into your drains. You might think that's great, but the reality is that if enough of them fall down there, they will start to clog up the system. This means the drains won't work properly, which results in them overflowing, but the build-up of water pressure can also cause drains to crack.

How do you deal with the problem?

Clearing fallen autumn leaves can be time-consuming, which is why it makes so much sense to make it a part of your regular autumn grounds maintenance package. When you work with a specialist like Weedfree Landscapes, we'll be able to incorporate keeping your pathways, parking areas, and drains clear of fallen autumn leaves, as well as other seasonal debris. That's how you keep it as affordable as possible, while still ensuring it's taken care of on a regular basis. It's an investment you won't regret.

To learn more, or to get a quote, contact Weedfree Landscapes today.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
September 16, 2020
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.