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A Year Of Commercial Garden & Grounds Maintenance Tips (Month By Month)

Maintaining commercial gardens all year round takes a lot of work and planning. Each month requires tailored maintenance as the weather changes and gardens change with it. It’s important that you keep on top of this in order to keep your business grounds looking their best, and you make a good impression on visitors, potential business partners, and your staff.The key to maintaining a year-round garden is following a monthly garden maintenance plan and making sure crucial seasonal preparations are always made ahead of time. Garden maintenance can be a big job, and if you or your company are struggling to keep up with monthly maintenance, it may be worth outsourcing all-seasons gardening and maintenance work to professionals for an affordable, efficient solution to commercial grounds maintenance year to year.

Here's a brief guide to some of the jobs that may need doing month to month. Whenever you read this blog post you can find the month that applies to you, or you can refer to this guide in future months and years to find the perfect grounds maintenance plan for you.

Find out how to choose a grounds/estate maintenance contractor here!


The winter months are all about maintaining tidy grounds and preparing gardens for the coming spring. January is a great time of year to do landscaping, plant new trees and shrubs and dig over soil to ensure it's in good condition for spring.


Maintain the grounds and garden by fertilising and deadheading plants, finishing any landscaping work and pruning deciduous trees and evergreens.


Spring is arriving, and there are now more general maintenance jobs to do, including mowing the lawn, feeding fish in ponds, and fertilising new plants. If your gardens include flowers, now will be the time to start planting.


Much like March, April will be another month of caring for budding new plants and maintaining gardens too. Lawn areas will need mowing after grass reaches around 5cm in height, and it's very important at this time of year to keep on top of weeds.


Gardens are now reaching their summer peak, and mowing lawns, trimming hedges, and mulching around the base of plants should keep things in good order.


Alongside the usual maintenance jobs, fruit trees will now need to be thinned out and pest control may need to be considered.


Keep plants well-watered and liquid feed them as the summer heats up.


Keep up with general garden maintenance, and get any shed or grounds repairs done before autumn sets in.


Divide herbaceous perennials and sow seeds from perennials and hardy annuals, alongside regular maintenance work.


The weather's getting colder and it's time to trim evergreen hedges, net ponds, tie trees, and clear paths with a pressure washer to stop them from becoming slippery in winter.


Raking leaves throughout autumn should help to keep gardens clean and tidy; general winter maintenance such as pruning and deadheading should be kept up.


The final month of the year should see maintenance continue and landscaping begin in preparation for next spring.

If that sounds like a lot, you might want to consider professional assistance with garden maintenance and upkeep. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us for advice and information about our all-seasons landscape services for commercial business grounds.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
April 20, 2020
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.