OUTCO Grounds Maintenance Services
OUTCO grounds maintenance understands that organisations need to be able to get on with their core activities efficiently and without interruption whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety. With so many moving parts and outside influences, this can be a complex task. This is why OUTCO has established the first full end-to-end, smart tech-enabled, data rich outdoor services business.
Our tailor-made grounds maintenance service is designed around our clients’ specific requirements so that they can focus on other aspects of their business. Our work in both the public and commercial sectors ranges from grass cutting to car park tarmac repair, litter sweeping and line painting, to landscape reconstruction projects and popular ecology projects such as green roofs and bee-friendly pollinator planting.
For facility and site managers, OUTCO Grounds Maintenance offers an all-in-one managed service from an award-winning national FM company, that offers peace of mind for a fixed cost throughout the entire year.
Managing the moss on your site is an ongoing process, especially in areas prone to growth, and is therefore important to keep up with regular moss removal and preventative measures
OUTCO’s tree works teams provide a full range of tree maintenance operations including felling, crown lifting, pollarding, canopy reductions, aerial dismantling, stump grinding and surveys for diseases such as ash dieback
Leaf clearance takes place during the autumn season and includes the clearance, collection and removal of leaf debris from lawns, walkways and car parks. Regular leaf clearance helps to preserve lawns and shrubs from damage caused by excessive leaf coverage and promotes a healthy landscape
OUTCO grass services offer a guaranteed way to keep your grass looking smart, tidy and professional throughout the growing season
OUTCO’s hedge cutting services ensure your hedges are well-maintained and looking great, and also prevent spreading and overgrowth into walkways, ensuring safe, unobstructed passage for pedestrians
Edging should be done regularly, especially during the growing season. The frequency of edging will vary depending on the size of your facility and the type of vegetation you have. In general, you should edge your lawn and pathways at least once a month
OUTCO offers a regular, scheduled bin emptying service that helps to maintain a healthy, clean site and avoids the attraction of pests and vermin. Our hassle-free service empties bins of all sizes and can remove all waste from site
OUTCO’s litter picking service includes the removal of all litter and waste from commercial properties, as well as the disposal of all waste in accordance with government legislation
Our expert pruning teams will keep your shrubs, bushes and lawns shaped, edged and well maintained, improving their appearance
Strimming is an effective way to maintain grass in hard-to-reach grass areas, around tree bases, obstacles or grass banks. After grass cutting, strimming helps to keep edges looking neat and tidy and can also be effective in maintaining large grass brush areas
OUTCO believes in the importance of creating a well-maintained environment. OUTCO uses selective chemical herbicide weed spraying to target specific weed types, or non-specific herbicides for broader control when required
Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hog Weed, Himalayan Balsam (to name but a few), and other non-native plants pose a significant threat to the UK landscape and its biodiversity and can cause serious damage or harm to people and infrastructure
OUTCO offers comprehensive tree surveys which include a detailed health and condition assessment and a risk assessment
OUTCO’s landscape installation services create aesthetically pleasing workspaces, through well-maintained buildings and attractively landscaped grounds – vital in creating a positive first impressions by visitors
OUTCO provides a professional vegetation clearance, whether clearing a site for new landscaping or development, or simply require a hard mechanical cutback of overgrowth from fence lines and boundaries
Outstanding service and standards
OUTCO Grounds Maintenance ensures that outdoor estates are cared for to the highest possible standards by properly trained and insured operatives using state of the art technology to make sure that clients are always kept informed of progress. It’s a service that most in-house or local contractors simply cannot replicate.
Our reputation for service rests on our extraordinary service levels. We work with some of the UK’s leading companies, helping them to keep their sites smart and maintained throughout the year.
As a previous IWFM Service Provider of the Year, OUTCO delivers 99.99% customer satisfaction, and offers facility and property managers’ the assurance that their duty of care is being met. OUTCO provides complete budget certainty, while our service levels and national coverage provide the assurance of continued round the clock service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Year after year.
Reliability, technology, scalability
Working with OUTCO Grounds Maintenance ensures that outdoor estates are effectively project managed throughout the year with tasks such as grass cutting, hedge strimming and tarmac weeding carried out without fail to maintain an immaculate appearance and to ensure that grounds never become a neglected liability. We offer industry-leading service delivery guarantees at manageable fixed cost rates. Our site services programme is specifically designed for property and facility managers and managed by a dedicated account director.
OUTCO’s 99.99% client satisfaction levels are the highest in the business. Our operatives are trained and certified to your own health and safety standards, with industry-leading RIDDOR/LTI and near miss rates.
Industry leading technology
We deploy advanced technology to ensure exceptional service efficiency and complete job visibility. OUTCO software keeps clients fully up to date with site activity, on any device, anywhere. The innovative OUTCO system automates reporting from pre-job assessment to job completion, with audit level reporting provided as standard.
National scalability delivered locally
Our network of OUTCO contractors delivers quality services and supports local economies. As one of the nation’s top 20 Grounds Maintenance operations, our grounds teams straddle the country, and make us uniquely placed to serve clients with a challenging portfolio of single or multiple sites across the nation. Our operatives not only have local grounds experience and contacts, but also the benefit of in-depth specialist sector experience, to ensure that we can take care of any facility regardless of size, location or difficulty. OUTCO already is a trusted partner of companies across the UK, from the largest oil terminals in the far north, to distribution and transport hubs such as Amazon and Midland Rail, through to national retail sites such as IKEA.
All of our Grounds Maintenance teams live locally, providing benefits for their local community. Local teams have a detailed knowledge of the area in which they work, and because they work in their own communities, they have a vested interest in delivering a high standard of service. Employing a local workforce also supports the local economy, while ensuring transport costs and downtime are kept to a minimum.
As the leaves begin to fall, businesses of every size are faced with the annual challenge of leaf accumulation on their premises. Those red, brown and yellow tones of Autumn may look stunning and evoke dreamy thoughts of stirring family walks and mulled wine, but for business, falling leaves clog drains, leading to water damage and flooding, and accumulate on paths, car parks, and other areas, posing a slip and fall hazard. Fallen leaves also attract pests and block gutters
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The UK is no stranger to the extreme of winter weather. Throughout its history, the country has faced several extreme winter snow years, each leaving an indelible mark on infrastructure and the lives of our citizens.
With over two decades of expertise in winter gritting, OUTCO’s operational team has more experience than any other winter services provider in the UK