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Commercial Garden Maintenance

We specialise in providing commercial grounds maintenance to management companies, state agents and business parks, and pride ourselves in giving our clients a bespoke services to fit each site's requirements and budget.

Our commercial clients can opt for a series of services, from gardening to winter maintenance, to ensure the grounds of your business or the garden of your residents is clean, safe and well kept.

Grounds Maintenance Services

At Hants & Dorset Gardening Services, we offer a complete range of services to keep your grounds and gardens in top condition.

  • Garden Maintenance
  • Tree surgery
  • Hedge Cutting and reduction
  • Car Park Clearance
  • Pressure washing
  • Weed control solutions
  • Vacuum Leaf Clearance
  • Gritting
  • Snow Removal
  • Green / Commercial Waste Removal
  • Soft landscaping
  • Plant/bulb supply and planting
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Gritting, snow removal and winter services

When searching for a grounds maintenance contractor, it’s important that you choose carefully.

Here are the top 5 tips on how to pick your grounds maintenance company and avoid headaches later on.

A grounds maintenance contractor is someone you’ll see a lot. They will work around your clients, residents and staff and be unsupervised most of the time, so they must be someone you can to trust.

To ensure that they are capable to fulfil this important role, you should check any potential grounds maintenance company for certain credentials and attributes, even before asking for a quote.

  • Health and safety

    Does the company provide risk assessments and method statements for all the work to be carried out? Do they have accreditations to ensure that their health and safety policies are of highest standards? Are they qualified to handle hazardous substances?

    Grounds maintenance work may involve dangerous machinery and harmful chemicals, so always ask what accreditations and paperwork can be provided, to ensure work on your site will be carried out in a safe manner.

    Hants & Dorset Gardening Services Ltd. provides each site with their own risk assessment and method statements, and we are a Safe Contractor approved company.

    We are also trained to use chemicals on site, insuring the safety of your staff, residents and their pets. Our staff are NPTC PA1 & PA6 licensed grounds maintenance operatives, one of the few grounds maintenance companies in the area that hold this type of training to handle chemicals in a safe manner.

  • Public Liability Insurance

    To cover any potential issues, a grounds maintenance company needs a public liability insurance of at least £2 million.

    Because we work with local authorities, Hants & Dorset Gardening Services Ltd have a £5 million public liability as well as a £10 million employer insurance, so you have the piece of mind any eventualities are fully covered.

  • Qualifications

    Unfortunately, having “green fingers” is not enough to provide a high standard of grounds maintenance. Many handyman call themselves “gardeners”, but the job requires a high level of knowledge that only formal training can provide.

    Every one of our team leaders are graduates in horticulture by Kingston Maurward College, where they learn applied plant science as well as how to operate all garden machinery, so they are not just handyman pottering in your garden, but qualified professionals, and that truly makes a difference.

  • Professionalism

    Are the employees of your grounds maintenance company uniformed and visible when on site? Are they polite and courteous to your residents, visitors, staff and clients?

    At Hants & Dorset Gardening, we all wear a standardised uniform to make us highly visible, so you always know it’s us. And because we work with vulnerable clients, all our employees are trained to treat our clients in a polite manner, with a strict “to tea, no tips” policy, which means that when on site, we are carrying out our duties, and not accepting incentives that may get on the way of performing our job.

  • Credibility

    Can your grounds maintenance company truly fulfil your contract? Do they have testimonials of satisfied clients to back up their claims?

    With a one man band as your grounds maintenance contractor, you will need to worry about holidays and illnesses, and with a very large firm, you may never see the same face again and can not build rapport.



Hants & Dorset Gardening Services will give you regular head gardener, and there will always be cover if they can’t make it, ensuring you will never miss a visit.

With over a decade experience, most of our work comes from word of mouth and our retention rate is currently at 98%.

The Process

When you contact us about the maintenance of your commercial property, a qualified gardener will come and assess your property to evaluate it's needs and make recommendations.

We have working in the commercial grounds maintenance sector for over a decade, with everything from small offices to multi-acre sites.

We have the experience and resources to help you keep your grounds trimmed, clean and safe, with all the H&S requirements and documentation needed to comply with the highest standards.

HDGS helps give your clients and residents a positive impression and a safe environment to be in, and give you a professional service at great value.

Hants & Dorset Gardening Services Ltd commercial grounds maintenance Services will look after your hard landscapes, soft landscapes, car parks and paths.

We send you trained, skilled, polite and uniformed staff to keep your grounds in an excellent condition.

We can offer you a tailored maintenance schedule or work with you to determine a schedule that fits you individual needs and budget..

We work with local authorities, property management companies and residents associations and are confident in dealing with house managers, residents and members of the public on your behalf.

Call 01202 256788 for more information or to request a free, no obligation quote.

Winter Maintenance

Gritting, salt spreading and snow removal are part of a range of services our grounds maintenance clients can enjoy. visit us on https://www.hantsanddorsetgardening.co.uk/gritting-snow-removal/ to learn more

Tree Works

We also offer a range of tree and hedge works. Please get in touch: