- Weed removal
- When does weed spraying take place
- Weed spraying methods
- Herbicide and application
- Weed Spraying timetable
A weed is commonly known as ‘any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted’. As much as we like to see open green spaces full of plant life, we don’t want plants growing between paving slabs or along the edge of the road.
The number of weeds growing increases throughout the months of spring due to the increase in temperature and sunlight.
At the end of April (weather permitting) Veolia take steps to remove weeds and prevent growth ahead of the summer.
To remove the weeds, a herbicide is applied to the areas of growth which kills the weeds. Once the weeds have turned brown - which should take approximately two weeks - they are manually scraped out of the ground to prevent re-growth.
- First treatment – April to May
- Second Treatment – July to August
- Third treatment – October to November
Veolia Environmental Services operates a flexible system and will conduct monitoring to take weather variations into account. They work to ensure that the weeds are successfully removed whilst minimising the use of herbicides.
There are three methods used to apply the herbicide:
- Application using an Intelligent Technology Systems - this looks like a ride-on lawn mower
- Vehicle Mounted Sprayer Herbicide Application - this looks like a street cleansing vehicle
- Knapsack Herbicide Application - this looks like a backpack
- The Herbicide we use is a non hazardous product and is suitable to be used externally
- Herbicides will not be applied in residential areas before 8am (after 9am in the vicinity of schools and similar properties). Spraying will normally be completed by 4.30pm (3.30pm in the vicinity of schools and similar properties)
- Nearby watercourses, drains, other environmental factors and neighbouring properties are taken into account when spraying takes place
We will update with the new weed spraying schedule when available.
For more information please contact Veolia:
- Tel: 020 8885 7700
- Email: email@example.com