How we maintain our landscapes
To keep Redditch looking great, we work to these annual landscape maintenance schedules.
We carry out grass cutting, tree pruning, highway sweeping and a deep cleanse of the verges three times a year. Highway closures take place to allow this. We also survey mature trees along major carriageways and clear significant overhanging branches.
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.
Maintenance of Redditch’s over 100 miles of mature hedges starts in mid May and finishes in mid November, to avoid nesting birds.
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.
We chip our hedge cuttings and re-use them on local allotment sites or equestrian routes, or as a weed suppressant and mulch.
- Grass cutting: April - mid November (weather permitting)
- Strimming: mid April - October
- Hedge cutting: May - November
- Winter pruning: Mid November – March