We start spraying in April and finish in September, and have a small dedicated team who do all the residential areas throughout Wychavon, all the towns and nearly 100 villages.
There are strict criteria that need to be met before any spraying can take place. Not only must it be dry but it must also be forecast to be dry for at least 24 hours both before and after the application of the weed killer. It must not be windy either, because we are spraying a strong weed killer right up to the edge of resident's gardens and flowers beds. Windblown spray will kill anything it comes into contact with.
Weed spraying is only carried out in urban towns and villages, we do not spray in rural country lanes.
We do experience a lot of problems with the weather which can make the application of weed killer extremely problematic. Lots of wet and windy weather in Spring can mean we get off to a slow start. Sometimes when we do spray and unexpected rain falls this negates the effectiveness of the weed killer. Unfortunately rain makes excellent growing conditions which can compound the efforts of our team to kill the weeds.
For further information
Wychavon District Council
Telephone: 01386 565018 between 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday