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Vegetation management is important for any gardens or grounds, but especially for businesses who need to maintain a professional office appearance inside and out. Our vegetation management services are popular with owners of both commercial and residential grounds, not just for aesthetics but also for vital health and safety purposes.

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

What is vegetation management?

Vegetation management effectively means controlling and eliminating unwanted vegetation in gardens and grounds. It's not just weeding, though; vegetation management includes rather more difficult jobs including brush and scrub clearance and tree pruning. Effective vegetation management is about going beyond pulling up the weeds; it's about removing unwanted plants from the roots and stopping them from growing back in future, securing clear and tidy grounds year after year.

Why is vegetation management so important?

Weeds can be unsightly and untidy, and they certainly don't come across well in commercial grounds and gardens. But vegetation management is important for more than just cosmetic reasons; unwanted weeds and shrubs can pose genuine risks to health and safety, meaning it's incredibly important that business grounds and properties are kept clear and tidy.

Fire risk

Excess vegetation growing near buildings can serve as additional fuel should fire break out on the premises, and in summer, dry weeds and overgrown vegetation can even be the cause of a fire if it is accidentally ignited. We may not need to worry too much about wildfires here in the UK, but the fire risk posed by uncontrolled vegetation must still be taken seriously.

Risk of tripping

Unwanted brush and scrub plants like brambles and nettles can easily grow into paths and block access, making tripping a very real hazard. Clearing these weeds away and ensuring they stay away is the only way to maintain safe walking routes around your grounds.

Pest attractions

Some kinds of unwanted vegetation can even serve to attract rodents and birds, as well as wasps and mosquitoes. Pests such as these can damage buildings and pose health risks to visitors and staff. Usually, managing an infestation of unwanted pests is much more costly than simply preventing one in the first place.

Do I need professional help?

We can't answer this for certain, but for the vast majority of business owners trying to tackle vegetation management in their grounds, the answer will be yes. Outsourcing to vegetation management companies means that unwanted weeds and shrubs can be kept under control for more than just a season.

At Weedfree Landscapes, we offer vegetation management services designed to keep gardens and grounds free of weeds all year long.

Contact us today to find out how we can help keep your commercial grounds in beautiful condition.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
June 29, 2020
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.