Grass verges and cutting

We are responsible for maintaining over 9 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 do not 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 and vegetation 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.


How do I find out when a particular grass verge will be 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.

Please note that Continental Landscapes Ltd are unable to answer enquiries from residents. Should you need assistance please contact us by emailing parks@leeds.gov.uk or calling 0113 395 7400.


Quick guide to grounds maintenance

For a simple guide to grass cutting and weed spraying on pavements, please read our Ground maintenance guide (PDF 923KB).


How do I report a problem?

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

 

 

 

 

Application for cultivationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Application for Cultivation.pdf21974pdf
Ground Maintenance guidehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Ground Maintenance guide.pdf950121pdf
Grass mowing and weed control 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Grass mowing and weed control 2016.pdf92899pdf

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