Our grass cutting schedule usually runs from March until October. Grass cutting is weather dependant, so sometimes the schedule will start later or end sooner than expected. At the start of the season, it takes some time for our contractors to complete their grass cutting routes, so some areas will have uncut grass for longer than others.
The weather can also have an impact on our cutting schedule. Long periods of wet weather can prevent us from cutting because of the risk of machinery getting stuck and the ground being damaged.
How cutting schedules are determined
Cutting schedules and methods vary between the different types of green space. Formal parks and playing fields, for example, are kept short to ensure there is plenty of room for ball games and picnics. Other spaces are left long for the benefit of wildlife, by creating corridors and meadows for insects and pollinators such as bees.
You’ll find long grass in many of our other open spaces. Many areas are left long for the benefit of wildlife, by creating corridors and meadows for insects and pollinators such as bees.
You can find out more about this on our rewilding page.
If you think an area that should be routinely cut has been missed, contact us and we’ll check.
If you live on a new housing estate, the developer will be responsible for maintaining the green spaces until we adopt the land.