Weed control

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We aim to keep public spaces free from weeds by treating and controlling weed growth around areas such as parks, verges, town centres and roads. We are not responsible for removing weeds that have grown on private land or properties that are not owned by us.

How often are they treated?

Weeds are treated twice annually between March and October, timeframes vary according to the weather and location.

Once treatment has been applied, weeds can take up to 10 days to die back and if required, further applications will be made throughout the growing season.

Report it

Invasive weeds

If you notice the presence of either Japanese knotweed or Giant hogweed on public land, please do not attempt to remove this yourself. Please report it to us by requesting weed control, providing us with:

  • the location
  • type of species (if known)
  • amount of weeds present

The treatment required is dependant on the species and will be carried out as required throughout the year, we will continue to monitor until this is resolved.

I've already reported an issue

You can check the progress of the report using our status checker. You can also use this to provide an update.