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Proactive Maintenance

Proactive maintenance for grounds 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.

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Proactive maintenance means regularly inspecting and maintaining outdoor areas to prevent problems from occurring before they occur. 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.

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Proactive Maintenance can help to:

  • Reduce the risk of damage to property
  • Extend the lifespan of equipment and infrastructure
  • Save money on repairs and replacements
  • Improve the appearance of your property
  • Increase safety for employees, visitors, and customers
  • Attract and retain tenants or customers
  • Promote a sense of pride and ownership among employees

OUTCO Has a wealth of proactive grounds maintenance offerings:

Grass Cutting

OUTCO offers so much more than a simple standard grass cutting and lawn care service – our proactive 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.

Hedge Cutting

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 proactive maintenance 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

Edging in proactive 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.

Emptying Bins

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 proactive maintenance 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.

Leaf Clearance

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.

Litter Picking

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.

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 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

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.

grass cutting

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

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

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

Tree Surveys

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

local Tree surgery near me

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

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

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

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

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

OUTCO Proactive Maintenance Services

Winter Gritting Contractor

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.

outco grounds maintenance

Our grounds maintenance services keep the grounds of your estates well-managed, tidy and appealing. With our PPM or one-off grounds maintenance services, our outdoor maintenance teams ensure that you have well-managed grounds and communal areas, important for enhancing your consumer and employee experience

OUTCO line marking contractors for a professional spring car park refresh

Asset maintenance and replacement services for estate infrastructure, keeping your assets fully maintained, operational, and up to specification, 365 days a year come rain or shine. Our reactive outdoor maintenance services ensure that your compliance and health and safety obligations are always kept up to standard.

Case Studies

northern rail gritting

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

southeastern rail gritting

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 Walthamstow Services Civils Project

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.

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