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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:

  1. create a pleasant outdoor environment

  2. ensure a functional outdoor environment

  3. 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…)

  • plantingartificial grass

  • fencing

  • gutter clearance

  • 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)

​Fakenham is a market town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is situated on the River Wensum, about 25 miles (40 kilometres) north west of Norwich. The town is the junction of several local roads, including the A148 from King's Lynn to Cromer, the A1067 to Norwich and the A1065 to Swaffham.

The civil parish has an area of 3.49 sq mi (9.0 km2) and in the 2001 census had a population of 7,357 in 3,292 households, the population increasing to 7,617 at the 2011 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[2]

Fakenham has been a market town since 1250, particularly known for its corn, barley and wheat trading, and in the 19th century it became noted for its printing. Fakenham Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue to the south of Fakenham, of which Charles, Prince of Wales is patron.

The town has a long name of Fakenham Lancaster which derives from the ownership of the manor in 1377 being transferred to John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster. The name continues to be used today, including on recently placed history trail plaques around the town,[3] and also the two wards that cover the town, for the purpose of electing councillors to North Norfolk District Council, are called Lancaster North and Lancaster South.

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