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.
- find out when the area 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
How often Wirral Council maintains roadside verges
|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 3 weeks (mid-March to October, except during May to June – every 4 weeks 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 during Winter months from November to mid-February (half of shrub beds pruned every other year).|
|Weed Spraying||We apply herbicide to weeds on 3 occasions (May-June, July-August and September-October). This task is very much weather dependant. Every effort will be made to catch up on days lost to bad weather. It takes 7 to 10 days for weeds to start dying off after application of herbicide.|
|Site-specific landscaping rejuvenation and path edgings||Work carried out between October and February|