Grounds maintenance

Our grounds maintenance service covers all Ongo owned land in North Lincolnshire. The contract is delivered by two providers: one looks after the grounds around the retirement living homes and the other one looks after other land owned by Ongo.

Retirement living – grounds maintenance schedule

There is work ongoing throughout the cutting season, the season runs from February / March (weather permitting) to October / November. We also maintain areas and during the winter period, from November to February. The types of work for each season are listed below.

February/March – October/November

  • Amenity/Open Space Grass Cuts – Cut & Fly (Every 11 working days)
  • Litter Picking – Pick every visit (prior to grass cut)
  • Hard Standing Herbicide Spraying – One application
  • Hedges/Shrubs – Sided only (Jun – Aug)

It is important to note that during the period between March and August all work to hedges and shrubs will be carried out to cause minimum disturbance to nesting birds and wildlife in compliance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and Birds Nesting legislation.

November – February

  • One site visit per month – (Nov to Mar)
  • Hedges/Shrubs – Hard Prune, once Nov – Feb
  • Leaf Clearance – Nov/Jan – Two collections

Please note: No hedge maintenance will be completed if there are visible signs of birds nesting as per the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Is it good weather for grounds maintenance today?

We will make every effort to maintain the grounds on our estates, but sometimes the weather gets in the way. Have a look at the below forecast to see if it’s likely that we’re out in the next few days.

Other land owned by Ongo

If you would like to know more info about grass cutting schedules on land owned by Ongo, please use the web chat.

Please note that we do not provide a gardening provision for our homes.