Proactive grounds maintenance is the practice of regularly inspecting and maintaining outdoor areas to prevent problems from occurring. This is in contrast to reactive grounds maintenance, which only takes place after a problem has already occurred.
Proactive grounds maintenance is the practice of regularly inspecting and maintaining outdoor areas to prevent problems from occurring. This is in contrast to reactive grounds maintenance, which only takes place after a problem has already occurred. There are many benefits to proactive grounds maintenance.
Proactive Maintenance can help to:
- Improve the appearance of your property
- Increase safety for employees, visitors, and customers
- Reduce the risk of damage to property
- Extend the lifespan of equipment and infrastructure
- Save money on repairs and replacements
- Improve air quality and reduce noise pollution
- Attract and retain tenants or customers
- Promote a sense of pride and ownership among employees
OUTCO Has a wealth of proactive grounds maintenance offerings:
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.
Hedges are often used as natural boundaries and privacy screens or simply to improve the aesthetics of your estate. OUTCO hedge cutting 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.
Edging in ground maintenance is the process of trimming the edges of lawns and pathways to create a neat and tidy appearance. It is often done with a strimmer or edge trimmer, a tool with a rotating blade that can be used to trim grass, weeds, and other vegetation. Edging is important for several reasons. First, it helps to prevent grass and weeds from encroaching onto pathways and other areas. This will improve the appearance of your facility and make it safer for pedestrians. Second, edging can help to direct water flow and prevent erosion. Third, edging can help to define the boundaries of the lawns and pedestrian walkways.
Whether you are a facility manager or a domestic customer, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and inviting environment around your facility. Full bins, waste, litter and rubbish not only tarnishes the appearance of your premises but also creates a negative impression on potential customers. With our emptying bins service, we transform the area surrounding your facility, leaving it clean and visually appealing. OUTCO has the experience and expertise to handle a variety of litter removal challenges and can provide a more efficient and cost-effective solution than hiring a team of in-house employees. Our emptying bins & litter picking services cater to a wide range of customers, including supermarkets, car parks, schools, industrial properties, railways, colleges, universities, events, commercial properties, public areas, and road/motorways. No matter the size or location of your business, OUTCO has the teams to handle your litter picking needs.
Autumn is an evocative time of year, but it can also be a messy one. If your facility does not have the manpower for raking, blowing, and bagging leaves, OUTCO can take care of it for you. We offer a variety of leaf clearance services to fit your needs, including leaf raking, leaf blowing, leaf vacuuming, leaf chipping, and leaf disposal. We can clear leaves from any type of facility as well as residential properties and schools. We also offer emergency leaf clearance services for when you need your property cleared quickly, such as after a storm. Our national team capability includes experienced professionals who will get the job done quickly and efficiently, leaving your facility clean and safe. We’ll make sure your facility is clean and safe for the autumn season.
Trust OUTCO to keep your site neat, tidy and litter free. Our litter picking service will keep your site free of unsightly litter including the removal from site and helping you to protect the environment while keeping your facility safe and compliant. Whether you are a facility manager or a domestic customer, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and inviting environment around your facility. Litter not only tarnishes the appearance of your premises but also creates a negative impression on potential customers. With our expert litter picking service, we transform the area surrounding your facility, leaving it clean and visually appealing.
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 removal and preventative measures. Methods of moss removal will depend on the scale and surface, and could include a combination of power washing, chemical treatment or manual hand scraping. Are you understaffed in terms of dealing with stubborn moss growth on your facility in the UK? Look no further! OUTCO is here to provide you with professional moss removal services that will restore the beauty and safety of your outdoor spaces. With our expertise in moss control and treatment, we are committed to helping you eliminate moss from your facility roof, roads, outdoor seating areas, car park and grounds. Say goodbye to unsightly moss and create a clean and inviting environment with our specialised moss removal services.
Pruning & Cutback
Our expert pruning teams will keep your trees, shrubs, bushes and lawns shaped, edged and well maintained, improving their appearance. Regular pruning improves plant health but cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, directing new healthy growth. Hard cutback pruning usually takes place twice a year, before or after the growing season starts. Our grounds maintenance teams have many years of experience in catering to the pruning needs of business facilities, offering a wide range of services including hedge trimming, hedge cutting, hedge maintenance, and hedge care. Our grounds operatives are dedicated to keeping your hedges and trees in pristine condition, ensuring a safe, tidy, and well-maintained appearance for your facility.
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. With our team of properly vetted operatives and state-of-the-art equipment, we deliver top-notch strimming contractors that transform your estate and grounds into beautifully manicured spaces. At OUTCO, our teams deliver a wide choice of strimming options. Whether you require precise lawn edges, well-maintained hedges, or beautifully trimmed trees, our teams of dedicated professionals have you covered. We understand that keeping your grounds looking their best is important to you. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of strimming and grounds maintenance services to help you keep your property tidy and well-maintained all year round.
Sweeping & Blowing
Our sweeping and blowing service will help keep your walkways and paths free of leaves and other debris. Sweeping and blowing will also usually takes place after grass or hedge cutting to keep your property neat and tidy. Our teams are kept especially busy in the autumn to clear your facility of leaves before they block up your drains. When it comes to maintaining pristine outdoor spaces, sweeping, and blowing play a crucial role in keeping surfaces clean and free from debris. At OUTCO, we have teams dedicated to providing sweeping and blowing services to meet all your cleaning needs. Our comprehensive range of manpower includes leaf sweeping, leaf blowing, debris sweeping, debris blowing, path cleaning, footpath cleaning, car park cleaning, and much more. Whether you need professional sweeping and blowing for your car park, school playground, construction site, or festival grounds, we have the teams and apparatus to give you the results you want.
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
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
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 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 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
A complete range of award winning winter gritting, snow clearance, winter risk management and specialist de-icing products to keep estates free of snow and ice, ensuring sites remain safe, compliant and operational even through the harshest winter weather.
Services to keep the grounds of your estates well-managed, tidy and appealing. With our PPM or one-off Grounds Maintenance contracts we believe that well-managed grounds and communal areas are central to enhancing the consumer and employee experience
Full service asset maintenance and replacement solutions for estate infrastructure, keeping your assets fully maintained, operational and up to specification 365 days a year come rain or shine.
We have worked with Northern under contract since November 2016 and are now entering our fourth season. For the past three seasons we have delivered exceptional performance, including during extraordinary cold weather events such as the Beast from the East in 2018. Last year we attended 99.9% of sites within time, with zero inspection failures
A key operator of commuter and regional services in South East London and Kent and parts of East Sussex, OUTCO delivers a highly performing 24/7 winter gritting and snow clearance service to Southeastern’s sites each winter season
OUTCO have completed works at Walthamstow services situated on the A406 North Circular in London. Following a site survey the project was awarded to OUTCO that included over 550m² resurfacing, concrete repairs to eight areas of the forecourt area, the installation of new F900 Fibrelite inspection covers and thermoplastic marking.
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
The UK just recorded the coldest night in November for the last 13 years with temperatures dropping as low as -8C.
As winter approaches, many businesses and facilities in the UK are starting to think about gritting their own premises
As the UK braces for a cold spell and wintry showers this week, it is important to be prepared for the changing weather conditions with winter gritting. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for much of the country this week, with lows of -8C (17.6F) forecast for Tuesday. Snowfall is possible, but there is “a lot more uncertainty than normal” in forecasts.
As the leaves begin to fall, businesses of every size are faced with the annual challenge of Leaf Clearance 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
The UK is due to for icy weather from the end of this week, with road surface temperatures dropping below zero to as low as -5C in various parts of the country. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England