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Weed Management

Weed management is the practice of controlling the growth of unwanted plants. It is an important part of grounds maintenance because weeds can make an area look untidy and neglected, compete with desired plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight, damage infrastructure and property, harbor pests and diseases, and spread invasive species

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Weed management is the practice of controlling the growth of unwanted plants. It is an important part of grounds maintenance because weeds can make an area look untidy and neglected, compete with desired plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight, damage infrastructure and property, harbor pests and diseases, and spread invasive species.

There are many different methods of weed management, including hand pulling, hoeing, mulching, herbicides, and cultural controls. The best method of weed management will vary depending on the type of weeds, the size of the area, and your budget. It is important to choose a method that is effective, safe, and sustainable. Weeds can reduce the value and appeal of a facility. Weeds can also damage infrastructure and property. For example, weeds can grow in cracks in sidewalks and driveways, causing them to deteriorate. Weeds can harbor pests and diseases, provide a habitat for pests and diseases and spread invasive species. By effectively managing weeds, you can improve the appearance, value, and safety of your facility, and you can also help to protect the environment.

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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

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

With a PPM contract from us, we’ll make sure that your facility stays maintained and weed-free all year round

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. Treatment requires a strategic approach and could involve a combination of chemical or mechanical methods and preventative measures, depending on the extent of the problem and species.

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.

Weed Spraying

Tired of battling stubborn weeds that mar the beauty of your commercial landscape? Look no further! OUTCO is here to provide you with professional and effective weed spraying services that will keep your premises pristine and weed-free. With our comprehensive commercial weed control solutions, we guarantee exceptional results that will exceed your expectations. We understand that maintaining a weed-free environment is crucial for your commercial property’s aesthetic appeal and safety. That’s why we offer commercial weed spraying services, providing a range of assured services to tackle weed growth effectively. Our teams utilise advanced apparatus and techniques to ensure that your landscape remains beautiful and weed-free throughout the year.

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.

News

Invasive species are a formidable challenge, but with the right expertise and strategies, they can be managed effectively. Partnering with OUTCO compliance expertise ensures that your property remains healthy, beautiful, and free from the threat of invasive plants. Contact OUTCO today to discuss your invasive species management needs.

Invasive species are a formidable challenge, but with the right expertise and strategies, they can be managed effectively. Partnering with OUTCO ensures that your property remains healthy, beautiful, and free from the threat of weeds & invasive species

outco training

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Rewilding with OUTCO offers businesses a compelling opportunity to redefine their relationship with their outdoor estate

Rewilding with OUTCO offers businesses a compelling opportunity to redefine their relationship with their outdoor estate