Each autumn, deciduous trees and shrubs shed their leaves. Without sufficient management, fallen leaves can cause several problems for landowners and businesses. Leaves left on pathways can decay and cause a slip hazard. In addition, dry leaves can congregate in the corners of car parks or alongside fencing, rendering them unsightly and concealing potentially dangerous potholes or broken glass.
A leaf collection scheme from Glendale not only tidies up these areas, leaving them looking clean and professional. It also improves the safety of users by keeping pathways clear and ensuring potential hazards are not obscured by fallen foliage. Our teams even remove all litter as standard, keeping your property in the best possible condition.
Glendale is experienced in leaf collection and clearance as part of our ground maintenance programmes. We provide both one-off work and ongoing contracts to best suit your requirements. Our teams also visit sites as required to ensure they’re kept adequately leaf-free, with greater frequency in October and November.
Leaves can congregate anywhere from car parks and courtyards to ponds and doorways. Glendale’s experienced teams will carefully collect and recycle or dispose of organic matter in the most efficient way possible, keeping your outdoor areas smart in appearance.
Effective leaf collection provides far greater benefits than simply keeping areas smart and tidy. Once they become wet, leaves decay and can generate another set of potential issues.
If left to decay on grass, leaves can damage the turf by preventing effective aeration. Moreover, if left to rot unattended, decaying leaves encourage the growth of moss which is unsightly and can be difficult to remove. Perhaps most importantly, decaying plant matter creates a film-like substance on hard surfaces including pathways, creating an avoidable slip hazard.
There are many reasons to choose Glendale for your leaf collection needs. We work hard to ensure all identified areas are kept consistently clear of leaves. Doing so not only avoids large accumulations but also alleviates the development of associated problems. During each leafing season, Glendale’s operatives will adopt a balance between mechanisation and hand tools to get the best results.
Our specialist equipment includes electric leaf blowers, designed to deliver outstanding performance whilst operating at a much lower sound level. This design makes them perfect for environments where excess sound levels can be disruptive, for instance on school grounds. For tougher leaf collection work, we also operate tractor-towed and ride-on collector machines to minimise the time required for successful completion. By choosing the best equipment and techniques to suit each specific job, we can maintain exceptional working standards.
Once the work is completed, your outdoor space can once again be enjoyed by your customers, stakeholders and visitors. Maintaining a safe and tidy environment is key to providing the right impression.
Glendale’s leaf collection services operate in compliance with standards set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). DEFRA’s published guidelines define graded standards for detritus management, ranging from Grade A to Grade D.
Glendale strives to maintain standards above Grade B, which is defined by only a light scattering of leaves. We schedule leaf removal work to regularly attain a Grade A standard. We never allow conditions to fall below Grade B. By setting our performance targets in line with official documentation, we ensure leaf collection is completed in a thorough and professional manner.
We generally undertake a holistic approach to leaf clearance, coordinating it with other cleansing operations including litter collection. This helps our teams to maintain each client’s premises to a satisfactory level in conjunction with DEFRA’s grading system.
Glendale’s teams are equipped to manage the most arduous leaf clearances and collections. Even a small number of trees can drop a surprising amount of leaves and cause issues. We understand the importance of completing work promptly and efficiently, regardless of the demanding requirements or challenges that may be present.
We don’t subcontract work. This means that we are wholly responsible for the work that we carry out. In turn, any green waste, vegetation and cuttings, such as leaves, branches and grass, can be disposed of properly and legally by the Glendale team in a professional manner. We also help the environment by recycling organic matter wherever appropriate.
Did you know? There are many related benefits to trees losing their leaves in the autumn. Shedding leaves is beneficial for increasing the effectiveness of pollination, resulting in the next generation of trees.
Trees can also remain healthier without the necessity of maintaining their leaves throughout the winter months. This is because shedding leaves enables the tree to conserve water and energy over winter and instead grow new leaves in the spring.