Parks and Gardens Maintenance Planner
Plan your work schedule for the year with Horticulture Week’s month-by-month guide to essential maintenance and management tasks for parks, gardens and grounds maintenance staff.
Jobs should only be undertaken when ground and weather conditions are suitable and will vary according to location and may vary significantly from year to year. While the year nicely divides into 12 months, activities often overlap.
Bespoke apprenticeships and internal training are helping firms to get ahead in skills-shortage horticulture, says Rachel Anderson.
Losing a valued member of staff can be a positive opportunity for change rather than a disaster, Alan Sargent suggests.
The message that health, the environment and business all benefit from trees is finally getting through, but are nurseries seeing an upturn? Sally Drury reports.
Failing to carry out a thorough external site assessment at the start of a job can lead to big problems, warns Alan Sargent.