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Commercial grounds maintenance for the colder months

Winter grounds maintenance is an important investment for all businesses to consider. The weather is going to turn, temperatures are going to drop, and a host of potential new hazards are going to be present. A professional grounds maintenance services provider can help your business stay as safe as possible for both employees and customers during the winter months.

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What do winter grounds maintenance services look like?


Grounds maintenance services, in general, are intended to keep your commercial enterprise looking its best and as accessible as possible - the challenges with that are unique from season to season. With winter, the primary hazard is slipping on ice or frost. That means regular gritting is required to ensure all your paths and stairways are as safe as possible to use. As a business owner, you're responsible for taking every reasonable step possible to ensure the safety of those in and around your property.

Snow Clearance

It may also be the case that snow needs to be cleared from parking areas, walkways, or delivery points. Investing in getting this done professionally can keep your business running smoothly and minimise delays, even during terrible weather.

Preparing Your Grounds For Winter

Many people think that plants automatically die during winter, but the truth is that the only reason many plants die is down to exposure. There are things you can do to keep your plants in the best possible condition. This can involve a thorough de-weeding to prevent encroachment and properly covering your more vulnerable plants.

If you have trees around your property, it's wise to get them thoroughly checked and pruned as necessary. Old, brittle, and diseased branches can be a nightmare in storms, as they're the first to fall in heavy wind. At best, this is going to cause a potential obstruction to one of your pathways, and at worst it could cause damage to something or even hurt someone. Other winter preventative maintenance checks involve winterising any patios, benches, and seating areas and covering any ponds or open water.

Can You Afford Winter Grounds Maintenance?

The simple answer is yes - in fact, it makes an excellent investment. Commercial grounds maintenance should be a year-round consideration, so it makes sense to budget for it accordingly. Not only are you making your grounds safer, but you're also minimising the work that will be required to get things looking perfect when spring begins. Contact Weedfree Landscapes for a quote today.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
November 18, 2020
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.