We all relish time outside but there are particular demands that come with managing outdoor environments frequented by staff, visitors or residents.
Here’s an overview of key tasks and how to keep on top of summer grounds management.
Extra light at this time of year means that the RHS recommends mowing lawns twice a week. Even a modest amount of grass can be time-consuming to maintain. So is to ensure that blades are sharp as it is easy to damage the lawn by tearing rather than cutting it.
Shrubs are an elegant way to keep year-round greenery in borders, with hydrangeas and cistus perfect for summer colour. They require pruning to improve strength and improve flowering. Also there is a routine requirement to remove damaged or diseased wood. After pruning, make sure to mulch and feed.
Trees create visual impact and definition in landscaped environments and do vital work preventing flooding and soil erosion as well as absorbing stormwater. Ultimately tree care is a specialist area. For example when it comes to crown reduction, and thinning, balancing and ivy removal all play a part in prolonging tree health and ensuring that they remain safe in locations where people spend time outdoors.
Keeping the summer easy
Summer grounds management for residential, work and public spaces requires more than maintaining their appeal, it also demands that the grounds are safe, whatever the season.