A trusted tree care company

Do I Need A Regular Grounds Maintenance Schedule?

Maintaining the health and natural beauty of your outdoor space requires much more than seasonal maintenance, it needs consistency and a well-planned approach. Having a regular grounds maintenance schedule is great for ensuring a tidy, fresh, and clear garden throughout the year, keeping it in top condition, preventing overgrown plants, and ensuring your grounds remain safe and welcoming. Here is why organising a regular grounds maintenance schedule is a beneficial practice for any property owner.

What Exactly is Grounds Maintenance? 

Grounds maintenance can be described as a wide variety of tasks that are carried out to contribute to the care and maintenance of gardens and landscapes, this is to be carried out regularly in order to upkeep outdoor spaces for functional and aesthetic purposes.

Why is Grounds Maintenance Important? 

Grounds maintenance is important for several reasons, all of which contribute to the overall safety, health and appeal of our outdoor space. A well-maintained ground increases the visual appeal of a property, making it more attractive to visitors, customers, and potential buyers. Keeping up with regular maintenance helps to increase the value of your property.

Additionally, proper grounds maintenance ensures safety by removing potential hazards like fallen branches, uneven pathways, and debris. Fundamentally, investing in regular grounds maintenance supports environmental sustainability, preserves visual appeal and contributes to overall well-being.

Different Types of Grounds Maintenance Throughout The Year

As we navigate through the year, the weather changes and so do the tasks involved in your grounds maintenance, whether this on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. Here is how the seasons change the maintenance tasks:


Spring is the perfect time for getting your garden sorted for summer, therefore it is important to ensure all winter disruption is cleared away. At the start of the season, it starts off with the continuation of winter gritting, weed control and cutting grass then follows. By the end of the season,  knotweed management tends to begin if necessary.


During the Summer, a lot of ongoing work is normally carried out on the grounds. Grass cutting, pruning, and hedge maintenance all take place, as this is when the large majority of growing happens. The summer also provides a great opportunity to start planting any new plants and seeds.


As the leaves start to fall in autumn, this is when leaf blowing starts to take course. This is also paired with pre-winter checks such as weatherproofing, planting our bulbs and cutting plants back ready for winter. 


During the winter season, it is important to prepare for all gritting needs, this could be on your pathways, driveways, or other outdoor surfaces, to prevent yourself or visitors from slipping.

What Areas Are Suitable for Commercial Grounds Maintenance?

There are many commercial premises that comprise mostly or entirely of outdoor space, and it requires maintenance in order to keep it safe and attractive. However, for different sectors, the type of maintenance and the frequency will vary. For example, for those in the education sector, maintenance will be carried out at select times to cause minimal disruption, including during school holidays and half-term breaks. Here are a few areas that require grounds maintenance:


  • Public Parks
  • Large Outdoor Grounds
  • Estates
  • Sports Fields
  • School Grounds
  • Car Parks
  • Pathways

Are you looking for a grounds maintenance contract that you can rely on?

Here at Quill Hall Arboriculture, our tree surgeons can provide a large range of commercial grounds maintenance services for year-round care. If you are looking to take care of your outdoor space this year, give us a call on 01494 623191 or alternatively, contact a member of our team online today.