Grounds Maintenance

Horticultural and grounds maintenance services

OCS is proud to maintain a wide variety of green spaces, across the seasons, to the highest horticultural standard; we know that first impressions count.

We ensure an aesthetically pleasing, functional and safe environment for your staff and visitors, delivering services to enhance and protect environments that provide pleasure to all kinds of people, whether it is the workplace, recreational areas, commercial spaces, training areas or sites of historical or natural interest.

We maintain some of the nation’s most iconic landscapes, including over 650 acres of Royal Parks across central London comprising Hyde Park, St James’s Park, Kensington Gardens and The Green Park as well as Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens and Grosvenor Square Garden; 2,000 miles of waterway networks in England and Wales that are home to 65 sites of special scientific interest, 50 scheduled ancient monuments and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites; grounds at over 300 schools nationwide; and many parks and open spaces on behalf of local authorities.

We carry out site-specific environmental risk assessments to safeguard the environment and biodiversity characteristics of each individual site, protect SSSI and conservation habitats, and work closely with you to underpin your reputation by delivering best horticultural practice, ensuring a safe environment for the public, residents, pupils and employees.

Our staff are highly skilled in horticulture and environmental awareness, and are provided with on-site training to ensure they employ the best and safest working methods for your site. They are trained to operate machinery safely and effectively and use chemicals safely, holding the necessary qualifications, such as chain saw and chemical handling. Our team deliver grounds services in environments where visitors’ pleasure is paramount, such as London’s Royal Parks.

We deliver a full array of horticultural and grounds maintenance services including:

  • Maintaining beds, shrubs and hedges and controlling weeds safely
  • A full arboricultural service, including tree surveys and maintenance programmes
  • Mowing complex grassed areas around properties, along verges and on international airports and operational airfields
  • Maintaining and creating natural and artificial sports pitches
  • Surveying and mapping your site(s) using geospatial techniques to form a database of green features and give you web based visualisation of your estate and asset condition

Our experienced management team works seamlessly within your organisation to contribute meeting your objectives, ensuring health and safety, legal and regulatory compliance, contributing to sustainability, delivering value for money and upholding your reputation.