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We will cut the grass and maintain shrub beds on all Council-owned land, which includes:
We do not cut grass or maintain shrub beds that are:
We aim to cut grass on a 20 working day cycle, usually from the middle of March to October/November but this is subject to weather and ground conditions.
The edges of grass plots are cut back during the winter months on a three yearly rolling programme to prevent grass spreading onto adjacent paths.
Rain and wet ground conditions make it difficult, and sometimes unsafe, to operate mowing machines. On sloping sites it is particularly dangerous and we have to wait until the land dries out.
We will do our best to keep to schedule, but if we are prevented from mowing by bad weather the next mow will be late. Please bear with us if this happens, we will do our best to catch up.
During the summer months we prune and shape shrubs. Prunings are usually chipped and returned to the base of the beds to provide a mulch. This helps to conserve moisture and suppress weed growth.
During the winter months we remove excessive growth from the previous year as well as all dead, diseased and obstructive growth. We also clear the area of weeds and debris.