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.
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.