Some weeds spread quickly and can cause a lot of damage to hard surfaces, which is costly to repair.
We spray weeds on adopted roads and pavements, and also deal with ragwort, thistles, nettles, brambles and giant hogweed on roads.
Weed killing normally starts in May with a second treatment in July or August.
We treat weeds with an environmentally friendly weed killer, which works on contact with weeds and is harmless to humans and animals. It is approved for use by the EU and the HSE Chemicals Regulation Directorate. The weed killer that we use is no stronger than products sold at DIY stores.
Once sprayed brown spots will start to appear, but it takes around four weeks for the herbicide to kill weeds completely. This can be delayed by wind and rain.