Wirral council maintains roadside grass verges, hedges, shrubs, flower beds and weeds on council-owned land.

We don’t look after private land as this is the responsibility of the landowner. You should contact the landowner directly with any problems – including private land next to roads or pavements.

How often Wirral Council maintains roadside verges

Area Frequency
Rural Areas (except road junctions and pedestrian paths) Once a year (mid-July to mid-August, subject to weather and flowering conditions)

Flowering plants will provide food and habitat for bees, other pollinating insects and other wildlife.

Rural Areas (road junctions and established pedestrian paths) 4 times a year (between March and October)
Semi Rural Areas 4 times a year (between March and October)
Urban Areas - majority Every 13 working days (March to October, except during May to June  – every 15 days  due to workload from extra growth).

A small number of urban verge areas are cut four times a year.

Hedges Once a year between July and October
Shrub Pruning Carried out in Winter from November
Weed Spraying 3 times a year (March to April, June to July and October to November).

It takes 7 to 10 days for weeds to die after spraying.

Site Specific Landscaping/ Rejuvenation & Path Edgings Programmed work carried out between Oct-Feb
Litter Removal At every visit to maintained areas,
litter will also be collected during the scheduled street cleanse

Japanese knotweed

View Wirral Council's policy on the treatment of Japanese knotweed