If you’re not familiar with the term “grounds maintenance”, prepare to be enlightened – it’s a big deal!
In fact, from sports teams and retail parks to schools and local parks, it’s one of the most important aspects of day-to-day operations.
What is grounds maintenance?
So, let’s start at the very beginning – what is grounds maintenance?
Anyone that owns a garden knows that, sadly, grass and turf doesn’t take care of itself. In fact, keeping it green and healthy can be a never-ending journey with many speed bumps and roadblocks along the way.
For those in charge of public property, communal land and professional playing surfaces, maintaining the ground can take on a whole new level of importance. In fact, for sports teams in particular it can be the difference between winning and losing.
The Importance of Grounds Maintenance
Can you imagine Tiger Woods hitting the perfect putt to sink a birdie, only to have the ball roll off-course due to a dodgy patch of green? It’s fair to say that Mr Woods would not be best pleased.
While that example may seem a little outrageous, professional pitches and playing surfaces are no stranger to grounds maintenance problems.
Even the Principality Stadium has had its fair share of headaches when it comes to grounds maintenance, recurrently taking a pounding in the media for the way its field has cut up during play over the years.
This was particularly notable during the problematic pallet system of the early 2000s, while they also faced issues from Mother Nature in 2009 when the whole pitch had to be replaced following an unfortunate infestation of Bibionidae flies.
Even the introduction of a new £3.1m semi-artificial pitch wasn’t without issues, proving that, even at the top-flight of national sport, grounds maintenance is no walk in the park.
Grounds Maintenance Services
If you are in tasked with managing a site where grounds maintenance lies within your remit, why not avoid the unnecessary stress of surface upkeep and call in a professional?
At Taylor Weed Control, we offer a variety of grounds maintenance services across South Wales and South West England, with the experience and expertise to back it up.
Having dealt with a whole host of sporting surfaces – from bowls club and cricket pitches to football and rugby grounds – we know that two surfaces are rarely the same. As such, our bespoke grounds maintenance service is tailored specifically to you.
If you’re in need of grounds maintenance service, why not get it Taylor made? Call today on 029 2039 7554 to find out more or click the button below to request a FREE professional grounds survey with no obligation.
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