When we treat

We undertake the treatment programme three times a year (usually spring, summer, and early autumn) to clear weeds and grass on all paved public highway surfaces.  Each programme takes approximately five to six weeks to complete the entire network. Once sprayed, ‘die-back’ will occur within 14 days, before the residue is removed through routine street cleaning activities.

The timing of the application of an approved systemic herbicide is subject to the appropriate weather conditions with spraying operations carried out in accordance with all current control of pesticides regulations and codes of practice.

Once each cycle of the programme is complete, if there are specific areas where the spray has not proved effective we will look to inspect, and if required, arrange for additional treatments or manual weed clearance through our contractor responsible for street cleansing.