Public landscaping

How we maintain our landscape

To keep Redditch looking great, we work to these annual landscape maintenance schedules.

Highways

We carry out grass cutting, tree pruning, highway sweeping and a deep cleanse of the verges twice a year. Highway closures take place to allow this. We also survey mature trees along major carriageways and clear significant overhanging branches.

Grass Cutting

We mow all of Redditch’s over one million square metres of grass between April and November using a variety of mowers from huge ‘gang’ mowers to small hand-held ones. Depending on the area, some grass is cut several times a year, other areas not so often.

Hedge Cutting

Maintenance of Redditch’s over 100 miles of mature hedges starts in May and finishes in mid November.  Checks are made to ensure we are not disturbing nesting birds before cutting commences.

To keep the hedges healthy and vigorous they need to be cut regularly. This helps to retain their shape and keep vehicle sight lines, footpaths and entrances clear.

Residential areas

  • Grass cutting: April - mid November (weather permitting)
  • Hedge cutting: May - November
  • Winter pruning: Mid November – March
  • Weed Spraying: February - November

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