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How To Deal With Neglected Business Grounds After Lockdown

As of July 4th, the UK is slowly coming out of lockdown with many businesses and retailers free to reopen with strict social distancing restrictions in place. Many business owners will return to their business premises after three months of lockdown to find overgrown vegetation, weeds, and meadowy lawns have replaced their once manicured grounds.

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Business owners must consider the impact that business grounds have on the impressions of both customers and the public; it's important, upon reopening, to do all you can to make sure your company stands out from the crowd and offers customers quality, consistency and consideration during these difficult times.

Clean up

The biggest and most important job is cleaning up your business grounds so that they are both neat and safe when visitors come by. During the past three months, grass, plants, and weeds will have grown significantly and some may even be encroaching onto paths and posing trip hazards to passers-by. The first tasks of tidying up neglected business grounds will be picking up rubbish, mowing lawns, weeding beds, trimming hedges and cutting back overgrown vegetation.

Get planting

Business grounds which have space for plants and flowers will need planting up, too, since much of the planting season has already been lost to lockdown. Be mindful that there are still a couple of good summer months left, but that beds should also be prepared for the autumn months now, too. Planting sites may also need to be dug over in order to prepare them again for the rest of the year's planting.

Prepare the lawn

After a period of neglect, lawns may need extra care to get them looking good again. Weeds and dry patches can make once-lush lawns look messy and barren, but these problems are easily fixed with some work. Many post-lockdown lawns will need weeding and seeding, and some lawns may need aerating to encourage new growth. Some lawns may need regular watering in patches of drought, and scarifying the lawn will help with any moss that may have built up over the past months. All lawns will need mowing and raking to remove cut grass and other dead vegetation from the surface.

Hire a professional

Reopening after lockdown comes with a lot of pressure and responsibility. Outsourcing your garden and grounds maintenance to a professional means you can focus on more important tasks while knowing that your grounds are in safe hands.

Get in touch with us at Weedfree Landscapes for advice and information about our grounds maintenance services including cleaning up and replanting after lockdown.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
August 8, 2020
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.