Grounds Maintenance Frequency Changes
We have survived another winter!
Winter pruning works are almost completed and we are edging into the 2017 growing season, which officially runs from April through to October.
Grounds Maintenance - Top FAQ's explain the growing season and what the majority of our clients should expect from landscapers during this period.
Extensive grounds cover
Due to the number of newly constructed developments being managed by lpm we have become expert in offering specific advice regarding newly planted shrubbery in larger areas where, in the long term, extensive ground cover is required. This shrubbery is commonly known as ‘Woodland Mix’.
‘Woodland Mix’ usually takes a minimum of 3-5 years to establish and create the required ground cover. Until established, landscapers are instructed to only spray the shrubbery beds and remove weeds to keep the area tidy. This occurs on 2-3 occasions throughout the growing season.
Grounds maintenance assessments
lpm Estates Managers visit developments on a monthly basis and work closely with our grounds maintenance contractors to ensure that all landscaping works are undertaken to the highest possible standards over the forthcoming months. This is also an opportunity for our landscapers and Estates Managers to assess shrubbery with a view to considering undertaking additional planting works if required.
The assessments are generally carried out between April and May, following which prices are obtained to plant new species of shrubbery. In our climate, the option is generally to plant ‘bare root’ shrubbery, as it is more robust and can sustain our weather conditions. This planting is usually undertaken between November and February of each year. This may be considered at your development and if so, information will be communicated via My lpm
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Landscaper Checklists and Estates Manager Quarterly Inspection Reports which are published at My lpm
This information helps clarify what to expect from standard maintenance visits and any additional proposed work your dedicated Estates Manager may be considering.
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