Public Realm Services is proud of all the internal and external cleaning services it offers to clients across Essex and London. We listen to our customers and understand that not everyone has big budgets or indeed, big demands. As a result, we offer flexibility when it comes to responding to the requirements of the job – we create bespoke contracts for clients with big and small budgets.
Our grounds maintenance service is no different and undertakes a variety of jobs, from grass cutting and weed removal, to the development of small areas. This is a service that can be accessed by schools, that need their grounds regularly pruned, to residential homes with front and back gardens that need a fortnightly grass cutting service. Other businesses that we work with are: retail parks, industrial sites, private businesses, local landlords, housing associations and councils – all with green areas in need of maintenance, cutting back, trimming or developing.
Leading this department for PRS is Business Development Co-ordinator, Debby. She has several years of horticultural experience and is passionate about what she does.
Recently, Debby made a visit to review a residential garden in Hornchurch. We tagged along to see how she worked. She struck up an immediate rapport with the client who needed advice on how to manage her garden. The garden was long and overgrown and in desperate need of regular maintenance. The property owner was unable to keep on top of the work and needed help with how to get the best from what was currently there.
Debby was able to quickly assess her needs and as they went along pointed out the names of bushes and plants that were rotting, old and not worth keeping, etc. She surmised that many of the large trees in the surrounding plot were taking sunshine and nutrients from the lower level plants and flowers. As a result, deeper thought would need to be given as to how the garden was planned in the future.
Because the client couldn’t afford to tackle the huge garden in one go, Debby suggested that they undertake a once a month clearance of the whole garden, breaking it down into sections. She believed that by seeing the garden as a blank canvas, the homeowner would be able to make a more informed decision about which elements would work where.
During the 40-minute discussion, Debby offered valuable information and advice. It was evident that her patient demeanour put the client at ease and no pressure was applied for the client to make an on the spot decision. Debby was able to give a price range of what the job would cost, but would follow up by sending a formal quote for the job.
If you need advice about your garden, why not contact us now so that we can come and advise you. We work through the winter months (rain permitting!) and will undertake work on an arranged date and time that’s convenient for you.