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Hedge Cutting

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

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Hedge Cutting

Hedges are often used as natural boundaries and privacy screens or simply to improve the aesthetics of your estate. OUTCO not only ensure your hedges are well-maintained and looking great, but also prevent spreading and overgrowth into walkways, ensuring safe, unobstructed passage for pedestrians.

Hedges and beds have an important aesthetic and structural role in any outdoor facility setting. They create form and structure, define boundaries, create spaces and protect privacy as well as provide interest, strong visual impact and colour in your landscape design. In addition, they provide increasingly important habitat in an urban setting for wildlife, particularly birds and insects. Many hedge plants are long-lived if they are planted and maintained correctly. Maintenance needs can be intensive and sometimes expensive particularly if the wrong species has been planted in an inappropriate location.

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grass cutting

OUTCO grass services offer a guaranteed way to keep your grass looking smart, tidy and professional throughout the growing season

Tree Surveys

OUTCO offers comprehensive tree surveys which include a detailed health and condition assessment and a risk assessment

Tree Works

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

litter picking

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

Pruning & Edging

Our expert pruning teams will keep your shrubs, bushes and lawns shaped, edged and well maintained, improving their appearance

Sweeping & Blowing

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


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

Weed Spraying

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

leaf clearance

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

Emptying Bins

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

moss removal

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

Invasive Weeds

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

outdoor maintenance services

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

Hedge Trimming

Hedges and Shrubs are maintained by OUTCO to a high standard ensuring sites look tidy in appearance and do not obstruct any pedestrian or vehicular routes. OUTCO provides a comprehensive hedge trimming service that shapes the hedges on your grounds, develops hedge density, and complements the trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

Hedge Pruning

OUTCO’s hedge pruning services are always tailored to your requirements, whether you need regular hedge trimming or an annual prune. Pruning and cutting back will take place during winter months depending on variety and species. We can also extend our hedge services to include small trees and shrubs to keep your sites tidy. Poorly timed pruning and maintenance operations result in cube-like structures that have no resemblance to their natural form, lose their seasonal diversity and have a lower ecological value


Mulching is a valuable activity that helps preserves plants while also reducing ongoing grounds maintenance costs throughout the year. Beds and borders can quickly dry out or be taken over by weeds. We recommend use of a bark mulch across the soil surface which will bring several benefits to your facility grounds. We will supply you with best quality bark mulches, organic matter and composts as well applying the bark mulch around your grounds.

Benefits includes tidying borders and flower beds after leaves fall, reducing grounds maintenance by suppressing weed growth, helping conserve soil moisture during dry weather, reducing soil erosion during heavy rain, insulating plant root area in both hot and cold weather. It also protects the area around the plants from drying out too quickly by trapping moisture during rainfall and ensuring beds don’t dry out quickly in the heat of summer. Finally fine material in mulch has soil conditioner properties and will feed the topsoil as well as attract worms to the soil.

Hedges and beds have an important aesthetic and structural role in any outdoor facility setting – they create form and structure, define boundaries, create spaces and protect privacy as well as provide interest, strong visual impact and colour in your landscape design

Bedding services

Planted beds can be an effective way to enhance a site – whether a working environment or residential community – through simple cost-effective measures. New flower beds and bedding planting can be arranged upon request and will be charged depending on requirement. Throughout the blooming season, OUTCO’s planted beds also provide premises with flowers suitable for cutting and bringing indoors to cheer up reception. In a community, planting flower beds in shared spaces makes the environment more attractive and fosters a sense of pride and care among users.

Case Studies

Following a site survey by our experts, OUTCO was appointed by leading supermarket giant ASDA to complete tree bedding repairs to the block paved car park and damaged kerbing around each tree pits at their superstore in Kingshill.

OUTCO provided a robust, consistent solution that ensured the sites remained safe and operational throughout winter. For the first time in many years, not one snow and ice related claim was received from the prisoners unaccompanied through the gates. This worked particularly well and provided us with greater flexibility with regard to service times.

kuehne and nagel logistics gritting winter

Kuehne+Nagel knew it needed to bring in the services of a specialist winter gritting provider, to provide protection against the financial and physical risks of adverse weather. The company engaged the services of OUTCO, the UK’s leading winter risk management specialist.


Outdoor maintenance drain, rain and snow maintenance OUTCO

From clearing gutters to repairing potholes and unblocking drains, outdoor maintenance tasks are becoming more vital than ever in ensuring smooth business operations despite the challenges posed by increasing rain during autumn and winter

Cleared leaves less flooding OUTCO

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

Pothole repairs, pothole car park cracked surface

What exactly causes potholes to form, and how does the current icy weather play a role? The freeze-thaw cycle is a natural process that occurs when temperatures fluctuate between freezing and thawing. This cycle is especially active during the winter and spring seasons, when temperatures frequently dip below freezing and then rise again

Winter Gritting do it yourself OUTCO Contractor

DIY Winter Gritting for Businesses: A Safe and Effective Approach. DIY gritting can be a cost-effective alternative for businesses with the necessary resources and expertise. In this blog, we’ll explore the key considerations for businesses undertaking their own winter gritting, with a focus on the specific areas that DIY Winter Gritting often falls short on.

Winter weather 1947, snowbound bus, Castle Hill, Huddersfield

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.

winter gritting services

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