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Essential Autumn Outdoor Maintenance Tasks

As the vibrant colours of summer fade into autumn, it's time for the Landscaping team at Unit Clean to shift focus to the outdoor maintenance and gardening tasks that will prepare our commercial client premises for the upcoming winter and ensure thriving grounds in the spring.

Unit Clean Landscaping Team cutting back hedges

Here are some of the key jobs that need to be done in the autumn to help keep your grounds and premises looking their best:

Unit Clean Landscaping Team clearing leaves

Clearing Leaves:

One of the most iconic autumn tasks is raking and clearing leaves.

Fallen leaves can smother your grounds, paths and property entrances, preventing proper airflow and sunlight onto the grass, but also becoming a hazard when wet for your employees and visitors.


Applying a layer of mulch around trees, shrubs, and garden beds insulates plants' roots and conserves moisture. Mulch also helps control weeds, cutting down the gardening time that maybe required in the Springtime.

Unit Clean Landscaping Team Cutting Grass

Lawn Mowing and Trimming:

We recommend continuing to mow your lawns / verges regularly but gradually lower the cutting height as the season progresses.

This prevents grass from matting down under leaves and snow. Trimming the edges for a tidy appearance is also important.


If your premises contain lawn areas, consider aerating these to alleviate soil compaction. Aeration helps water, air, and nutrients penetrate the soil, promoting healthy grass growth during the spring and summer seasons.

Unit Clean Landscaping Team Pruning Hedge

Pruning and Trimming:

Autumn is an excellent time to prune trees and shrubs. Removing dead or diseased branches encourages healthy growth next spring. Our landscape gardeners are experienced and knowledgeable in the specific pruning guidelines for different plant varieties.

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Garden Cleanup:

We can clean up your premises garden beds by removing spent annuals and cutting back perennials. Clearing away debris helps prevent disease and pests from overwintering in your grounds.

Garden Maintenance by Unit Clean


Applying a slow-release fertiliser to your premises lawns and gardens provides essential nutrients for plants during the winter months.

Contact Unit Clean to arrange a no-obligation quotation and let us take care of these essential autumn outdoor maintenance and gardening tasks for your commercial premises, setting the stage for a healthy and welcoming outdoor area come springtime - to benefit everyone who visits your premises.


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