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Top Tips for Winter Grounds Maintenance

As the temperature starts to drop towards freezing and the days become much shorter, the last thing on your mind is likely to be maintaining your grounds, whether it be at home or work.

However, the adverse weather during the winter months can have damning effects on your gardens or business's grounds.

Therefore, it's important to keep on top of your grounds maintenance to make sure that your property is kept in orderly fashion all-year-round.

Additionally, maintaining your grounds over the winter period will also allow you to prepare for the early season growth in the new year.

Shutting your eyes and wishing for Spring to appear isn't going to cut it, though. Unfortunately, you actually need to go out into the cold and do some work to make a difference.

If you're not feeling up to this, you could always acquire the help of a professional cleaning company, who will be able to get your grounds in perfect shape for the new year. At MCS Cleaning Services, we offer a wide range of grounds maintenance services, from grass cutting to gritting.

If you are going to carry out your maintenance work, you need to know which areas to target and what issues you will be dealing with. Below is a helpful guide on how to successfully care for your grounds during winter.

Snow Removal

Snow can be the source of happiness for many people at winter, especially around Christmas time. But, if it isn't adequately dealt with, it can cause real problems for your garden.

If there is heavy snowfall, you must dust down plants and branches to relieve them of any pressure the snow is causing. Likewise, you should also remove deep snow from your lawns, as this will stop the grass from rotting.

In addition to this, if you own a business, you should clear snow off any footpaths and car parks to ensure that people aren't injured when walking into your building. The same rule applies to your home.

Clear Dead Leaves

During the autumnal months, trees start to shred their leaves which then fall and gather on our lawns. Not only does this create an eye-sore and a significant slipping hazard, it can also cause a lot of damage to our grass. This can be resolved by regularly removing the leaves with a rake.

Waterlogging

With an increase in rainfall and melting snow, winter can be an extremely wet season, so you should watch out for signs of waterlogging. If you notice that your lawn looks particularly wet, you should spike the lawn with a garden fork to alleviate the situation.

Grounds Maintenance Services

Maintaining your grounds over winter is no easy task, so let us help you.

Our experienced team know how to make the most of your facilities, even when the weather takes a turn for the worst.

If you want to learn more about our grounds maintenance services, please get in touch with our team.

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