Grass cutting

We are responsible for maintaining over nine million square metres of grass verges, hedges, shrubs and rose beds and our grass cutting is generally carried out between the months of March and October.

We also manage grass cutting and maintenance of Leeds parks.

We don't cut grass that is privately owned or on properties and estates that do not belong to us.

For issues with council-owned trees or trees/vegetation growing from private land onto a highway, road or footpath, please see our trees emergencies page for information and to find out how to report this to us.

Grass cuttings

You may notice that clippings have been left after we have cut the grass. This is because we do not collect clippings. Clippings are left distributed evenly over the verge and will compost down back into the soil.

Check which grass verges are cut

You can check which grass verges are cut and when a cut is next due by visiting Continental Landscapes Ltd website

Continental Landscapes Ltd are our contractor for grass cutting in Leeds. The website provides access to a map which shows individual plots included on the schedule and a search function to find out when the last visit took place and when the next visit is due. 

Please note that this can vary by up to two days from the date shown.

Continental Landscapes Ltd are unable to answer enquiries from residents. If you need any help, contact us by emailing or calling 0113 378 6002.

Long grass, meadows and wildlife

In some areas we cut the grass less often to make those areas better for wildlife.

Letting grass grow longer has many benefits for local wildlife including:

  • habitats for insects like grasshoppers, nesting for bumblebees and shelter for small animals like field voles
  • keeping more moisture than shorter grass that helps large trees
  • absorbing more rainwater helping to reduce flooding
  • encouraging the growth of wildflowers helping bees and butterflies as well as producing seeds for birds and small mammals

For areas of longer grass to develop into wildflower meadows, seeds need time to set. If an area is being managed for wildflowers they will be cut late summer or early autumn.

Where we have an agreement with a volunteer or community group for them to maintain a verge area, we can supply marker posts to define the boundary to limit accidental mowing. Email us on for details.

We maintain paths, walkways and areas of shorter grass for recreation. These will sit alongside areas of longer grass, providing parks that benefit local wildlife, plants, pollinators and people.

Report a problem

To report a problem you can email us on Please advise us of the exact location of the problem, including the street and any landmarks to help us locate the issue.​​​​​​​​​​​

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