Grounds Maintenance Benefits

Did You Know Garden Tips

Why The Grounds Maintenance Group? 

Well it's simple really, we enjoy doing all the hard work and not only in your gardens but the research. Understanding Nature really helps in garden maintenance and landscaping, we find that working with nature to create and develope beautiful grounds is the best way. Working against nature will only slow you down costing you more money in the long run. Working with Nature to control and maintain your grounds is the most cost effective solution. 

This means we can offer you a Simple but smart, cost-effective approach to maintaining your grounds.


Did you know ?


1. If your leaves are left on the lawn it can kill the grass as it forms a layer blocking natural sunlight and water, Maintain leaves to prevent this issue.  If leaves are collected up they can be placed in a black plastic bag to provide compost for the following year (Recycling)

  • Take a black bin liner and punch a few holes in the side and bottom.  
  • Rake up leaves weekly and stash in the bag.
  • When almost full, sprinkle with water, shake and tie.
  • Store in a shady spot and the following autumn the leaves will have rotted down into a rich, crumbly mixture that can be used as a mulch around the base of plants.  
  • Let the leaves rot down for another year if you want to use as soil conditioner.

2.   If you regularly trim your hedges and bushes it promotes healthier and fuller growth which is beneficial for the wildlife. Keeping hedges maintained will prevent any unsymmetrical growth within the hedge this will ensure the hedge grows out symmetrically and naturally. In the unlikely event of a thunderstorm keeping hedges and shrubs maintained and pruned, will help to prevent broken branches from damaging your home and any vehicles nearby.  Pruned shrubbery will also pose less of a threat to pedestrian members and passers-by as it reduces the risk of flying debris.

3. If you regularly check plants for insect or animal bits or discolouration of leave you can catch and remedy problems before they get out of hand. Maintaining all aspect of your garden is important and keeping on top of it is a challenge, so don’t hesitate to Email or Call The Grounds Maintenance Group.

  If you have Mulch in your flower beds and using organic materials this serves five main purposes.

  • Improves soil retention of moisture.
  • Regulates soil temperature  
  • Prevents soil from eroding  
  • Reduces diseases  
  • Reduces weed growth    

Using anything natural can support this like materials including hay, straw, leaves, sawdust, paper, bark or grass clippings.

Facts about Maintenance

Maintaining and Managing the Environment

  • There are many benefits from the environment and nature, which affect every aspect of our existence.
  • Decisions about managing our environment will often fail to take account of nature’s ability to provide these benefits to us. 
  • Managing the environment in ways that provide more benefits can sometimes reduce its ability to provide others.
  • By managing the environment we can provide many more benefits and greatly improve our quality of life.

Benefits of a well-maintained healthy lawn and landscape

>Creates a relaxing space of natural beauty. Grassy areas quickly affect people's moods by creating feelings of serenity, privacy, thoughtfulness or happiness. Its yearly cycles of growth and colour changes, lift human spirits and link urban inhabitants with their countryside heritage.

>Front lawns of just eight average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning, while the average home-size central air unit has only a 3 - 4 ton capacity.

>Playing fields covered with dense turf have proven safer, as demonstrated by a simple egg drop test. When a dozen raw eggs were dropped from a height of 11' onto a 2" thick piece of dense turf, none broke; two thirds broke on thin turf from that height, and from just 18", all broke on an all-weather track!

Landscapes Did You Know  

  • Keeping a tidy lawn adds 15-20% to your house value 
  • Each plant is a new life and can develop diseases or issues 
  • A cheap compost can be made using wire and posts 
  • Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world; it can grow 35 inches in a single day. 
  • Vanilla flavoring comes from the pod of an orchid, Vanilla planifolia. Though the pods are called vanilla beans, they're more closely related to corn than green beans.
  • The average strawberry has 200 seeds. It's the only fruit that bears its seeds on the outside  





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  • bringing out the full potential of development sites
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