Grass cutting and grounds maintenance
Wirral Council maintains roadside grass verges, hedges, shrubs, flower beds and weeds on council-owned land.
We don't look after private land. This is the responsibility of the land owner. You should contact the land owner directly if there is an issue relating to private land, including private land next to roads and pavements.
- Find out when the grass was last cut in a given location
- Tell us if an area has not been cut or maintained correctly
- Report a problem with grounds maintenance
- Feed into our next review of grass cutting schedules
How often Wirral Council maintain its roadside verges
|Area||Frequency (subject to weather)|
|Rural Areas (except road junctions and pedestrian paths)||Once a year (mid July - 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 - October)|
|Semi Rural Areas||4 times a year (between March - October)|
|Urban Areas - majority||Every 12.5 days(between March ? October)
*A small number of urban verge areas are cut four times a year
|Hedges||Twice a year (June/July and October)|
|Shrub Pruning||Carried out in Winter from November|
3 times a year (March/April, June/July, October/November)
*Takes 7-10 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