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Top 10 Winter Grounds Maintenance Tips

Top 10 Tips for Winter Grounds Maintenance

It’s that time of year again when the daylight starts to lengthen and the cold strengthens. It may be a cold and bleak time of the year but don’t fret - spring is just around the corner! Before spring’s arrival, it’s important to keep on top of winter maintenance, in preparation for that new season growth. Here are our top 10 winter grounds maintenance tips:

  1. This is the perfect time to weed pathways, jet-wash stonework and remove any moss that has grown over autumn.
  2. Now is also a great time to finally get rid of any leaves that have accumulated over the past few months. Make sure lawn areas are clear of decaying leaves as they can damage the grass.
  3. Pruning is one of the most important gardening tasks for end of winter. Thinning bushes and cutting back hedges helps promote strong scaffold, new growth and supports overall good health of the shrub.
  4. Clear out your plant beds and make sure they are clear of all dead foliage and cut away any dead stems. This helps prevent rot and promotes new growth.
  5. Mulching your garden is the best way to keep your garden thriving through the cold winter months. This helps protect it from the cold temperatures and repeated frosts of winters grasp.
  6. January and February is prime time for Mole activity due to mating and nest building. Be sure to flatten any molehills before reseeding in spring. Flattening molehills will also make your life easier when the mower comes out for the first cut of the season!
  7. Dusting off plants and shrubs after heavy snowfall relieves any pressure on leaves and branches to avoid breakage.
  8. If you have any young trees, you should protect the softer trunks with tree protectors. This helps protect the trees from winter burn and hungry animals.
  9. Winter is a great time to clean, maintain and sharpen your gardening machinery and tools. This will ensure they are ready for action when spring arrives.
  10. Last but not least… don’t forget to give our little friends a helping hand! Remember to keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.

Service Contracts… Getting it right at the outset – part 2

June 12th 2017. This month I am delighted to post the concluding part to my 2 part article on 'Service Contracts... Getting it right at the outset'. People responsible for managing premises will no doubt agree that it can feel like a thankless job at times. Managing service providers can present a whole host of problems if the fundamental questions aren't asked at the outset. Continue reading “Service Contracts… Getting it right at the outset – part 2” »

Service Contracts… Getting it right at the outset – part 1

Service Contracts   Apr 12th 2017. Experience tells me that managing premises can feel like a thankless job; from contractors not showing up on the agreed date to work not being completed as agreed and to a satisfactory standard. Continue reading “Service Contracts… Getting it right at the outset – part 1” »

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