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tree stump

So, you've finally cut down the tree in your back garden that has been plaguing your property since forever, but now you're wondering if it'll grow back? Can it grow back? 

If you're worried about an old tree stump growing back and the thought of having to deal with it again, don't panic, Taylor Total Weed Control are here to help! 

In this blog, we take a look at the possibility of tree stumps growing back and what you can do to ensure your property remains tree and stump-free. 

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are overgrown weeds a health and safety risk

There are a lot of reasons why you shouldn't let weeds get out of control on your commercial property. Weeds that have grown wild will make your business look unprofessional and, in some circumstances, can even give the impression that you're no longer in business. That being said, the appearance of overgrown weeds is the least of your problems. Overgrown weeds can become a health and safety risk for employees and customers, so it's important that you tackle them as soon as they start to appear. 

Overgrown weeds are a trip hazard

One of the biggest health and safety concerns associated with overgrown weeds is the possibility of a trip or fall. Some weeds, like brambles, have long branches that can quickly tangle and become a trip hazard. Other weeds that grow thick and close to the ground, like moss, can become slippery and cause people to fall and injure themselves. 

These types of weeds can crop up anywhere around your commercial premises but are most likely to pose a health and safety risk in car parks and on walkways where footfall is the highest. 

We are aware that some commercial properties have been left empty for several months now due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. If you're planning to have employees and customers return to the workplace over the next few months, we'd highly recommend enquiring about our weed, shrub, and bramble clearing services.

Dead/dry weeds are a fire hazard

During the summer months, overgrown weeds can die back and dry out completely. This dry vegetation can be a fire hazard if it's left untreated. Thankfully, here in the UK, we don't suffer from wildfires like other countries in the world, but that doesn't mean that there's absolutely no risk of an outdoor fire on your premises.

A carelessly dropped cigarette, faulty electrical equipment or flammable liquids spilt in the area can all turn into a fire on your premises in a split second. The best way to eliminate the possibility of a fire is to remove the dried weeds as quickly as possible!

Thick patches of weeds attract pests

Overgrown weeds also become a health and safety concern when they start to attract pests like mice, rats and insects. Many of the pests that usually live amongst overgrown weeds carry diseases. This can become a serious problem, especially if your business serves food to the public. 

If you do notice that weeds on your property are getting out of hand and starting to attract pests, we'd urge you to get in touch right away. You don't want to be left with a lawn suit on your hands because you didn't take reasonable steps to deal with the overgrown weeds on your property.

So, to answer the question - are overgrown weeds a health and safety risk? The answer is yes! It's clear to see how overgrown weeds can pose a range of different health and safety risks. If you feel that the weeds on your property are getting out of hand, it's important you take steps to deal with them before a serious incident occurs. Request a FREE Survey.

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Overgrown garden

Have you recently purchased a brand new property with an overgrown garden then needs clearing? Maybe you've left your own garden to run wild for a little too long and now it's time to take care of it. Either way, an overgrown garden can be a real headache to look at, let alone clear! 

So, to make things a little easier for you, the team here at Taylor Total Weed Control have come up with this simple guide on how to clear an overgrown garden for you to follow to make your garden nightmares a thing of the past. 

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lockdown weeds

There are so many things that have been neglected because of coronavirus through no fault of their own. Sadly, weeds in public spaces are one of them! Usually, council workers would make weed control one of their top priorities in the run-up to spring/summer, but a lot of the workers have been required to provide other, more essential services so the weeds have been left to grow wild. 

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If you have a tree stump in your garden as a result of having a tree cut down and would like it to be removed, you have two options to choose from. The first is to get it removed completely, including the roots, which typically involves a lot of heavy machinery such as a Bobcat along with a lot of mess. The second option you can choose is to get the stump ground down through a process known as stump grinding. 

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Brambles, often known as a blackberry bush, is a thorny bush that produces berries that are commonly used to make pies and jam. Doesn't sound too bad right? Well, you'll be surprised to hear that brambles actually cause a lot of problems for homeowners when they begin growing in their gardens.

Similar to other types of weed such as Japanese knotweed, brambles have the ability to grow and spread at a rapid pace, particularly in gardens that are left unmanaged. Brambles can grow through shrubs and hedges and even between the cracks in broken brickwork and concrete, wreaking havoc on nearby buildings. If uncontrolled, bramble shoots can grow up to 8ft long and when they touch the nearby soil, they send out further shoots which quickly grow into a dense, thorny bush starting the process all over again. One single bramble shoot can quickly become a thorny jungle which is very difficult to firstly control and secondly eradicate once established.

So, how do you get rid of brambles in your garden once this happens? Let's find out...

Bramble in garden

 

Ways to remove bramble from your garden

To effectively remove brambles form your garden after they have established, you can do either of the following options:

  1. Use a systemic weedkiller 
  2. Dig out the roots

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So, you had a tree on your property that you decided to get cut down for whatever reason, maybe it was too close to your home or maybe it had become diseased and became a risk to you and your family's safety. Whatever the reason may be, the tree is no more and now you are left with an unsightly stump and its roots that you have to deal with but what are your options?

We're here to help you find out! 

 

Stump Removal

Well, when it comes to tree stump removal, you have two choices. The first is to get it 'removed', which involves heavy machinery (usually a Bobcat) and a whole lot of mess if the tree's roots have spread right across your property. Here, the tree stump along with all of its roots are dug out of the ground a taken away. The second and most recommended option is 'grinding', which is much more manageable and involves using a grinder to shave the stump until it is completely gone. Unlike removal, tree stump grinding only focuses on the stump itself and leaves the roots where they are.

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Playing field maintenance

If your school's playing fields have seen better days, we at Taylor Total Weed Control may be able to help.

We offer a professional grounds maintenance service throughout South Wales and South West England. Whether you need us to provide occasional support for your in-house groundskeeping staff or a regular, comprehensive grounds maintenance service, we have the expertise and equipment necessary to keep your playing fields in tip-top condition.

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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.

 

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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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Whether you’re in charge of a sports team, a commercial business park or even a school, the responsibility of taking care of the grounds that come with it can be an additional burden that quickly becomes an unwelcome and avoidable stress factor.

Rogue grass and unsightly weeds can be a pain to tame on your own. Luckily, here at Taylor Weed Control, we offer grounds maintenance Swansea can be proud of, ensuring your patch remains at peak performance all year round.

 

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What grounds maintenance services do you offer?

At Taylor Weed Control, we offer a variety of Swansea grounds maintenance services, ranging from comprehensive maintenance programme to a moss eradication and weed removal.

We understand that no two grounds are the same and that your grounds will need a bespoke service that’s right for you and, more importantly, your ground.

Whether you’ve run into some unforeseen turf trouble and are looking for a one-time fix or you’re looking to hand over the keys to the grassy kingdom for the foreseeable future, we can provide a service to fit your requirements.

 

Why choose Taylor Weed Control?

With specialist equipment, vast experience and expert knowledge, we offer a top-quality service that’s second to none. Think of us as your friendly neighbourhood grounds maintenance gurus!

Our grounds maintenance specialists can help keep your pitch, patch or parkland weed and moss free and ready for whatever is coming its way – be it footfall or football.

Best of all, our professional team of ground experts have access to specialist ground maintenance products exclusively available to industry professionals.

Backed with first-hand experience of top-flight turf across South Wales and South West England, Taylor Weed Control is the perfect choice to keep your ground pitch perfect.

 

For more information on our grounds maintenance Swansea services or to find out more about Swansea grounds maintenance in general, call Taylor Weed Control today on 029 2039 7554. Alternatively, why not request a FREE expert survey of your ground using the button below?

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