If you've been keeping up with the news recently, you'll know that coronavirus lockdown restrictions are finally starting to lift! As of the 29th of March, people across the UK have been able to meet in groups of 6 (from no more than two households) in gardens and other outdoor areas. This is great news for people who have been isolated from friends and family for the past year!
While we're now able to meet in groups of 6, there are still a number of COVID-19 precautions you and your guests should take to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are a few reminders:
- Limit the number of people you see
- Remain 2 metres apart at all times
- Wear a mask or visor
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect garden chairs, furniture and other surfaces
- Keep your hands clean
Getting your garden ready
If you're ready to start welcoming friends and family into your garden, we'd highly recommend spending a bit of time making it look its best. We've all had a lot on our minds over the past year, so it comes as no surprise that a lot of British gardens have been neglected. Don't worry, all hope is not lost, your garden can still be a wonderful place to entertain guests in 2021 if you're willing to give it some TLC.
While the warm weather is a sign that BBQs, sunbathing and garden parties are on the way, it also indicates that your lawn is about to enter its fastest-growing period. In order to sustain this rapid growth, you need to remove built-up moss and thatch, de-compact the soil, re-seed and provide a healthy dose of nutrients.
Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we provide a comprehensive spring lawn care service that will help your lawn grow strong and healthy! What does our spring lawn care service include?
- Weed Control
- Moss Treatment
- Specialist Lawn Feed
We also offer a range of other lawn care treatments, that can help tackle problems like lawn disease, pests and patchiness. All of our lawn care services are available across South Wales and South West England, so if you're ready for a long-awaited garden party, let us help you bring your lawn back to life!
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I don't have a garden, where can I meet people?
If you don't have a garden where you can meet with friends and family, don't worry. Gardens aren't the only places that you can meet with people. As of 29th March, the government is allowing us to meet in groups of 6 in:
- Parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
- Public and botanical gardens
- Heritage sites
- Sculpture parks
- Outdoor sports venues and facilities
Meeting friends and family in the garden is such a treat, don't let an unruly garden spoil the day. With a little help from Lawn and Weed Expert, you can have a lawn that's perfect for picnics in no time!
Don't let the lockdown keep you from pursuing a rewarding new career in lawn maintenance!
The COVID-19 pandemic has been enormously challenging for small businesses, but the team here at Lawn & Weed Expert have done a fantastic job of adapting to the 'new normal'. Not only have we continued to offer our full range of lawn care services (click here to learn how we're staying safe), we have also been able to keep on delivering lawn care training to those who wish to set up lawn treatment businesses of their own.
In fact, we trained MORE people in 2020 than in 2019!
Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we take our staff & our customers' safety very seriously. Like a lot of businesses, we've had to make a few changes to the way we work so we can keep offering you the same great lawn care services during the coronavirus lockdown. Here you can find information about the measures we have in place, so you know that our services are being carried out safely.
One of the easiest ways for us to keep you safe is to limit our contact with you. Thanks to modern-day technology, we can get in touch and make arrangements for your lawn care treatments remotely. Our friendly team of staff is on hand to answer your phone calls and emails so that your questions are cleared up before we visit your property.
Observing Safety Guidelines
We're always keeping an eye on government guidelines to make sure our practices and procedures are up to date. Over the past year, we've made continuous changes to the way we work so that our services can keep running smoothly. Some examples of the changes we've made include:
- All of our staff members are wearing masks when interacting with people
- Sticking to social distancing guidelines in the office and on location
- Keeping hands, vans, and equipment clean
Limiting Contact with Customers
One of the great things about lawn care is that it exclusively takes place outside. This means we can enter your garden, get our jobs done, and be on our way without having to knock on your door. Our teams are really missing their catch-ups and cuppas, but there'll plenty of time for us to chat again in the future! For now, we'll do our bit to keep your garden looking its best while you stay safe and relax indoors.
Keeping Staff Separate
Another way that we're keeping everyone safe during this troubling time is by encouraging our staff travel in separate vehicles. There have been occasions where this isn't possible, but we've got a make-shift solution for that scenario too! You may have seen the plastic screens being used to separate office desks - well we've retrofitted similar plastic screens in our vans to separate the front and back sections.
Don't worry, we've given them walkie-talkies so they can still chat and keep each other company on longer journeys. Keeping our staff physically separated on journeys is just another way that we're implementing safe COVID-19 practices while we work.
Now you know what we're doing to keep operating safely - why not enquire about some of our specialist services? Spring is almost here, so now's a great time to thinking about your lawn care for 2021.
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