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)
Staffordshire (/ˈstæfərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər/; postal abbreviation Staffs.) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.
The largest settlement in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered as an independent unitary authority, separately from the rest of the county. Lichfield, a smaller settlement, is a cathedral city. Other major settlements include Stafford, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Rugeley, Leek, and Tamworth.
Smaller towns include Stone, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, Burntwood/Chasetown, Eccleshall, Biddulph, Penkridge and the large villages of Wombourne, Kinver, Tutbury, Alrewas, Barton-under-Needwood, Stretton and Abbots Bromley. Cannock Chase AONB is within the county as well as parts of the National Forest and the Peak District national park.
Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich and Smethwick are within the historic county boundaries of Staffordshire, but since 1974 have been part of the West Midlands county.
Apart from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire is divided into the districts of Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, and Tamworth.