Following a feature in The Landscaper concerning the declining standard of public parks and open spaces maintenance, GroundsCare Products have come up with an innovative idea.
“The look of parks can be drastically improved by edging the beds and borders. Groundscare’s Paul Errington explains “ As a result of budget cuts it has been all-but abandoned. No doubt, it is seen as a time-consuming, labour-intensive job but can actually be very quick provided you have the right machine.
“Over the last few years, I have heard more than one facilities management company say that it’s actually still in their brief, but the budget doesn’t allow time for it, so everyone turns a blind eye. Consequently, the edges look scruffy and in many cases the soil has completely filled the gullies so that there really isn’t an edge at all. In such situations a small, lightweight edging machine isn’t the best tool for the job. They are good at maintaining established edges/gullies, but you need a much heavier machine in order to cut a new edge.”
In order to start getting edging back on the agenda, GroundsCare Products are prepared to offer the loan of a TurfTeq Edger that can quickly re-establish edges and gullies. It will be made available, for a limited time, to Local Authorities with responsibility for maintaining at least one public park. The offer is made subject to certain conditions, the main ones of which are:
Interested parties should contact GroundsCare Products on Tel: 0118 981 1313 or email
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