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
- feed into our next review of grass-cutting schedules
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 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