Grounds Maintenance

Got a problem with grass, hedges or shrubs, or even leaves making pathways dangerous to use?


The Council is responsible for mowing over 6 million m² – equivalent to cutting over 1,000 football pitches. Most general open space is cut about 13 times a year from mid March to the end of October.Let the Councill know if the grass in your area has become overgrown.

Shrubs and hedges

These are cut back once a year during the winter. At all other times of the year a response team is available to deal with overgrown footpaths and sight line problems. Hedge cutting doesn’t take place from mid-March to mid-summer due to nesting birds unless there are health and safety reasons such as impeded sight lines or risk of harm to pedestrians.

Weed control

Basingstoke and Deane uses non-residual herbicide and mulching techniques to control weeds in soft landscape areas. They arrange the chemical control of weeds to highway surfaces on behalf of Hampshire County Council.  Two applications are applied per year.

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Hedges or shrubs

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