Grass cutting and weeding

Grass cutting

We are responsible for cutting the borough's roadside grass verges, as well as roundabouts and central reservations.

Grass is cut between March and October and it takes 10 to 12 days to complete a circuit of the borough, after which point the circuit starts again. Prolonged periods of wet weather will interrupt this schedule.

All grass areas in parks and open spaces are cut by our grounds maintenance contractors. This covers fine turf areas like bowling greens and long grass, meadow areas.

Grass areas on council housing land is maintained by our Housing Services team.


We use two methods of weed spraying on pavements and roads across the borough:

  • residual spraying - March each year. This prevents the growth of weeds in pavements by spraying weed killer onto the ground
  • contact spraying - April, July and October each year. This attacks live weeds on pavements and roads - once dead they're removed by our street cleaning contractor.