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Weed Control & Leaf Clearance

We work with customers to draw up a regular schedule of weed control spraying to inhibit the growth of weeds

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Weed Control

Weeds can spoil the look of your site and take water and nutrients from plants you want to grow.  We work with customers to draw up a regular schedule of weed control spraying to inhibit the growth of weeds.

Weed control on paths, pavements and streets

Generally, we spray two or three times a year using an application of herbicide that includes the active ingredient glyphosate.  Usually the weeds will dieback within 14 days of the treatment being applied.  The herbicide will act on weeds above the surface level, and is absorbed through the leaves.  This herbicide will not contaminate the soil or water table.

Weed control on large grassy areas

When controlling weeds on grass areas we use a herbicide that will work only on the weeds and not damage the surrounding grass.  We often use a Frazier Agribuggy with a 21-meter boom to spray weed inhibitor on large grass areas.  The weed inhibitor removes broad leaved weeds (e.g. dandelion and creeping buttercup).  Using the Agribuggy means large areas can be covered quickly and a consistent amount of weed inhibitor is used.

Types of weeds

Annual weeds e.g. Fat Hen, Chickweed, Groundsel and Bittercress

These are spread by seed and usually have shallow root system so can be easily removed.

Biennial weeds e.g. Bull thistle and Garlic Mustard

In the first year the weeds will germinate and form rosettes, in the second-year they produce flowers and seeds.

Perennial weeds e.g. Dandelions and Plantain

These weeds come back every year and produce long roots in addition to seeds.  These types of weeds are the most difficult to control

Trained operatives complying with health and safety procedures

We ensure weed control is conducted within strict health and safety guidelines.  Our excellent team  have the relevant qualifications including PA1 (Safe Use of Pesticides) and PA6 (Pedestrian Handheld Equipment). Our staff are provided with all necessary safety equipment including, waterproof overalls, gloves, head and face protection, face masks and breathing apparatus and footwear.

We check that there are no children or adults in the immediate area and conduct a Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (COSHH) assessment before spraying.

We will only conduct weed control spraying in the appropriate weather conditions.  If it is too windy, too hot or rain is scheduled we may postpone weed control spraying.

Leaf Clearance

As Summer fades and Autumn descends, the initial joy of the seasonal colours are often replaced by the frustration of leaf fall.

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.

CGM Group are very experienced in leaf collection and clearance as part of our ground maintenance programmes and  can collect up leaves either by hand or with machinery.

We usually use powered leaf clearing and leaf blowing equipment when there has been a large leaf fall.

We gather the leaves up and do not leave any heaps of leaves on site.  If we have agreed to bag up the leaves for the customer, we will ensure the bags are left in the correct position.

Along with collecting leaves we will also collect any debris that has fallen from trees after a storm.

Gallery of recent weed control & leaf clearance projects

WHY CGM?

CGM Group is an Award-Winning Regional Horticultural, Arboricultural and Landscaping Organisation. Our management team has a wealth of experience delivering small and large maintenance schemes across the region and consistently win industry awards

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Our History

Back in 1985, a young and very entrepreneurial Tim Glover, set off on his adventure to provide grass cutting services to the local community here in West Norfolk. He sold his personal vehicle to purchase a brand-new VW Caddy, and bought his first ride on lawn mower, his brother fabricated and made his first trailer.

Fast forward to today, we are trusted by some of the biggest and well-known businesses in the country to offer a broad range of green contracting services, however, we still look after the needs of our smaller and domestic customers too, maintaining the long-term relationship that first developed all those years ago.

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