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Chris Osborne (South Downs)

Contact us on 0800 9549679

Chris Osborne, our local expert, has been at the helm of the South Downs team for nearly two decades, bringing with him an expansive knowledge of the industry. His Amenity Assured standard accreditation and the advanced technology, machinery, and equipment he employs, serve as a testament to his high level of expertise.

South Downs, under Chris's leadership, has proudly catered to a wide array of clients ranging from sports and golf clubs, industrial establishments, public utilities, to local authorities.

Chris's extensive expertise spreads across the spectrum of weed control, dealing with everything from common weeds to invasive species like Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. Together with his team, who are adept in the safe use of pesticides, Chris offers the most effective solutions for your weed control and Japanese Knotweed removal needs. These solutions range from long-term chemical control to physical methods such as excavation and removal.

Rest assured, all services offered by our team come with a guarantee. Our health & safety policies, COSHH/risk, and method statements are readily available for your perusal before any job commencement. To further bolster your confidence, our team adheres strictly to BASIS requirements and holds full ISO accreditation.

Moreover, Chris extends his services to help businesses manage their duty of care toward their employees, customers, and visitors by providing customised gritting solutions. Implementing a winter maintenance programme can be pivotal in ensuring your business operations remain unaffected by harsh and unpredictable winter conditions.

Our extensive winter maintenance crew remains vigilant from October through April, providing services seven days a week, including over the festive period. With the aid of a dedicated Met Office forecasting system, Chris and his team stay prepared for any sudden drops in temperature or adverse conditions, promising a fast and efficient response.

Our winter maintenance services encompass gritting, including spreading salt in car parks and private roads, treating pedestrian areas, paths, and other high foot traffic zones.


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Brighton, Peacehaven, Worthing, Lancing, Littlehampton, Arundel, Eastbourne, Pevensey, Seaford, Polegate, Hailsham, Shoreham-by-Sea, Steyning, Hove, Henfield, Hassocks, Lewes, Newhaven, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Forest Row, East Grinstead, Mayfield, Heathfield, Uckfield, Battle, Hastings, Winchelsea, Saint Leonards, Bexhill, Crowborough, Hartfield.

  • ISO9001 certified - Quality Management System
  • ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System
  • Achilles Verified on Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality practices - number 72214
  • Achilles UVDB registered for Grounds Care, Maintenance & Landscaping Services - number 72214
  • A corporate member of the Institute of Groundsmanship
  • A member of Constructionline, registered for Public & Private Sector Procurement - number 2122
  • Invasive species control – particularly Japanese Knotweed in both commercial and domestic areas.
  • Total weed control - Hard, soft and gravel surfaces
  • Selective weed control - For control of broadleaf weeds in grass
  • Aquatic weed control – Marginal, submerged and floating weeds
  • Disease control – In fine turf, plants and trees
  • Grass growth control – Retardation of grass growth in all areas
  • Insect control – In turf, plants and trees
  • Fertiliser applications – Liquid or granular
  • Moss & algae control – Turf, and hard surfaces
  • Worm control – In all grassed areas
  • Forestry – Tree ringing, bracken control and insecticides
  • Urban tree protection

We have undertaken successful work for many major clients including West Sussex County Council, East Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council, Brighton University, and many more. However we are happy to help individuals with paddocks and even your front lawn. We have extensive knowledge and experience with invasive weeds such as Japanese knotweed and Giant Hogweed. We have helped several clients obtain mortgages where Japanese Knotweed is present within the property.

Weed Control


Winter Maintenance


Invasive Control


Moss Control


Grounds Maintenance