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Grounds Maintenance for Businesses: Why is it so Important?

Written by: phs Greenleaf

phs Greenleaf has been providing planting and landscaping services to businesses for over 25 years, including indoor and outdoor plants, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.

Grounds Maintenance for Businesses: Why is it so Important?

Business owners need to take care of the physical aspects of their business - not just the transactions going on inside. This of course includes any outdoor spaces. The differences this can make to brand recognition, customer first impressions, and employee engagement are self explanatory.

But these aren’t the only benefits to ground maintenance services for businesses. We’re sure you’ve been to a hotel or office before with an unkempt outdoor area that left you unimpressed. Ensuring your grounds match the professionalism of your business can be a lot easier than you think, while also completely changing the impression visitors get of your organisation.

A good grounds maintenance service will transform a tired and dilapidated area into a welcoming and professional environment. The trouble is, many companies will do this work themselves or hire a grounds maintenance service for a one off task, and then leave things as they are for months or years.

This is likely to reduce the public’s image of your company over time, but hiring an ongoing maintenance service can keep things looking sparkly and clean, while also ensuring your staff can focus their time and energy on growing your business - win win!

The benefits of a clean outdoor area for your business include:

Aesthetically Pleasing & Inviting

A tidy environment is more inviting, especially for newcomers or potential future clients. This is an obvious major factor in premises like hotels, golf clubs or sports grounds, but it can be applied to any premises with an outdoor area. Overgrown grass, litter and mess all contribute to a negative image of your business and avoiding their buildup is a must.

Improves Motivation of Employees

Arriving at a pleasant, well kept workplace can be a mood booster for your team, which can improve the way they work. Studies have shown that pride in the workplace boosts morale and employee engagement. Even something as simple as hiring a commercial lawn mowing service can have a positive impact on your staff.

Improved Safety Levels

Maintenance doesn’t just make an area visually more appealing, it makes it safer too. Piles of rubbish or leftover furniture all cause a potential hazard, as can wet leaves, flooding, and even dust. Injured or sick employees or visitors can lead to lawsuits, so keeping your working environment spotless will save you money in the long term.

Less Pests

Messy areas can attract rats or mice. Rodents not only give off a bad image for your workplace, but they can also cause further damage and even spread disease. Professional extermination services are of course available, but in many cases they are costly and invasive, causing interruption to your workplace. Maintaining a clean environment in the first place will keep them away and remove this issue entirely.

Even better, trained grounds maintenance staff know how to spot early signs of infestation and can make you aware if action needs to be taken.

Of course, professional outdoor maintenance isn’t just about general sweeping and cleaning. Grounds maintenance services can also include:

phs Greenleaf Grounds Maintenance Services

phs Greenleaf is the UK’s favourite supplier of professional commercial grounds maintenance services. With over 25 years experience all across the country, we provide services to sectors including hospitality, retail, the public sector and more.

With over 8,000 customers across the UK and operations centres in most cities and towns, we are your local supplier, everywhere. We specialise in indoor and outdoor plant displays for companies including both real and artificial flowers to suit all environments and seasons.

To learn more or to discuss your requirements, get in touch today!

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