OUTCO offers so much more than a simple standard grass cutting and lawn care service – our grounds maintenance teams are passionate about providing full land and grounds maintenance with the ability to easily order other services on demand that also including hedge trimming, weeding and moss control, gutter clearing, hard and soft landscaping, tree surgery, top dressing and more.
Not only do we provide a friendly, quality and trustworthy grass cutting service, all of our team is fully qualified, insured and experienced. We’ll start off by getting to know your grounds, your grass and your requirements, and we’ll work up from there as the starting point. No two grounds are the same – the size and shape of the grass and lawn, position of beds, degree of slope all vary – so our grass cutting and lawn care services are truly bespoke and tailored to your needs.
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
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
OUTCO provides sweeping and blowing services to keep your facility clean. We help you prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris, and keep your sites clean and safe
OUTCO offers comprehensive tree surveys which include a detailed health and condition assessment and a risk assessment
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
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
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 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
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 landscape installation services create aesthetically pleasing workspaces, through well-maintained buildings and attractively landscaped grounds – vital in creating a positive first impressions by visitors
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If the quality and finished appearance of the grass on your grounds is important, OUTCO has the answer.
We do not work on an hourly basis but charge a fixed rate for the season for cutting your lawns and grassed areas. That means you pay no more even when your grass takes us longer to cut due to rapid growth periods or wet weather.
Our teams are trained to minimise any inconvenience to clients by completing the work as quickly as possible, whilst ensuring the OUTCO quality standards are maintained at all times. Our personnel are carefully selected, trained to OUTCO ISO standards and provided with the best grass cutting equipment on the market. Few companies or individuals cut lawns to the quality that OUTCO will – as our clients testify.
We know that lawns often give the first appearance for commercial buildings, and will provide you with a reliable fortnightly service that guarantees your grass is never longer than 75 mm and makes certain that your requirements and expectations are exceeded
OUTCO Grass management plans
OUTCO develops comprehensive plans for grassed areas, which typically include:
- Cutting and tending of grass
- Repair and re-turfing/re-seeding of damaged areas;
- Control of weeds
- Treatment (if required) with non-toxic fertilizer and weed killer which is not readily absorbed into the ground
Maintenance of grassed areas will usually include:
- Mowing of the grass to be cut up to twice weekly to a height of 25mm (45mm in drought conditions and no cutting during heavy rainfall periods).
- Removal of litter, stones and general debris prior to each mowing operation.
- Watering as required to saturate the below ground soil
- Trimming of the grass at paving edges, tree bases and planted areas to be performed at every cut with a battery-powered eco-friendly ‘strimmer‘
- Weeding by cultivating, forking, hoeing and raking
- Re-seeding any areas as required including removing from site all debris caused by the works
- Application of fertilizer
- Aeration of grassed areas
End-to-end outdoor compliance solutions
OUTCO services cover clients’ entire outdoor estate throughout the year. The same company that takes care of your site can also:
- Look after the grounds, cut lawns and trim hedges
- Repair the potholes or tarmac on roads, and mark lines on tarmac where required
- Resurface entire car parks with industry-leading materials
- Provide drainage inspections and repairs
- Install EV charging stations
- Clear up leaf litter in the autumn and undertake weed management
- Prune trees, eradicate invasive species and sow beautiful native flowers to take their place
- Landscape and maintain grounds so they look professional and presentable all year round
- Ensure outdoor estates are managed in a sustainable, sympathetic, attractive way
- Maintain grounds, footpaths, parking areas and other areas used by pedestrians so that they’re 100% safe and tidy all year round
- Keep car parks de-iced, grit access roads and de-ice footpaths and stairs
As part of its offering, OCS provides a winter maintenance service, to selected clients where requested. This helps to ensure their sites remain both safe and operational during periods of heavy snowfall and ice. The company has recently outsourced this work to OUTCO, providing protection for clients against the financial and physical risks of adverse weather
OUTCO is proud to assist and support our fantastic NHS, on behalf of our client CBRE, completing essential line marking works at The NEC, Birmingham. Within hours of a call from our client, OUTCO were able to mobilise our Southern team to complete line marking works at the NHS Nightingale Hospital, Birmingham
During the winter months, it can be particularly challenging to ensure that vulnerable groups remain safe. Any accident, where the organisation is at fault, is not only upsetting and can have a harmful effect on the involved person’s wellbeing, it can also have a negative impact on the business through the threat of litigation claims, loss of reputation and increased insurance premiums
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
What exactly causes potholes to form, and how does the current icy weather play a role?
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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