A schedule is agreed between ourselves and the contractor prior to the start of the season. Any amendments during the year are agreed by both parties. The contractor provides a weekly update on the progress of the work programme. The contractor is also required to carry out an element of self-monitoring and submit the results to us. We then carry out sample monitoring of the contractors self-monitoring.
- Soft surfaces are treated with weed killer once a per year
- Hard surfaces treatment vary between 2 and 5 times per year
The frequency of treatments throughout the borough varies depending on the growth rate of the weed within the areas. Some areas experience a greater amount of weed growth than others, due to a number of reasons, including:
- neighbouring vegetation
- make-up of the road and pavement surface – weed growth is generally greater on paved areas than tarmacked areas
Unless you have the appropriate licence and direct approval from the council, it is against the law for anyone apart from the council's contractor to apply weed killer on public land.