A well-maintained property doesn’t only mean having clean facilities and working building systems. The space outside of the building itself has to also be subjected to regular maintenance.
This is where grounds maintenance comes into play to ensure the property surrounding the facilities is functional and leaves a good first impression.
If you continue reading this article, you will learn:
what does ground maintenance covers
which organizations need it the most
what is the core of a grounds maintenance team
and where to find grounds maintenance services
What does grounds maintenance cover?
There are many types of outdoor spaces. As such, grounds maintenance covers a wide variety of different services which includes a lot of seasonal work and has 3 main purposes:
create a pleasant outdoor environment
ensure a functional outdoor environment
preserve property value
Here is an extensive list of tasks that are performed as a part of ground maintenance:
lawn maintenance (grass cutting, scarifying, edging…)
hedge cutting and maintenance
tree works (tree planting, felling, surgery…)
pruning, weeding, and cultivation of shrub beds
gardening and pest control
irrigation system maintenance and repair
snow clearance and grit application
cleansing of open spaces (picking up litter, emptying bins, etc.)
maintenance of hard surfaces (like basketball and tennis courts)
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