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Verge Mowing

Verge Mowing

With more than 52,000 verges maintained across the City of Charles Sturt, verge mowing is no small task.

Our verge mowing program is not a turf maintenance and mowing service, it’s provided to ensure that the verge areas do not pose an unacceptable risk to the community through long grass which may:

  • Present a fire hazard
  • Present trip hazards
  • Interrupt sight lines for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians

Residents are encouraged to mow and maintain the verge in front of their properties if they are able to do so. This not only improves the look of your property but may also encourage your neighbours to do the same, improving the overall amenity of your street.

When will my verge be mowed?
  • Local Roads - 4 cuts per year (approx. every 12 weeks)
  • Main Roads - 8 cuts per year (approx. every 6 -7 weeks)

At peak growing times, extra services may be added as required.

To find out when your verge is scheduled to be mowed, click here and enter your address in the search box.

My verge is too long, what can you do about it?

If an overgrown verge is posing a potential safety hazard (visibility or otherwise), let us know and we can arrange for an assessment, followed by a reactive cut if required.

Why are the verges so overgrown?

The grass grows quicker at certain times of year because of the combination of wet and warmer weather. Extra verge mowing services are sometimes engaged to help manage the load.

I want to maintain my own verge

Great! Please contact us with your address and we'll remove your address from the mowing schedule.

How does the verge mowing program work?

Street sweepers follow the verge mowing program with the intention of having all grass collected from the road surface by the end of each shift. Blower operators also follow the verge mowers to blow any grass from the footpath to the roadway for ease of removal by the street sweeper.

What if my property is damaged?

The contractors take great care in their work, however accidents do happen. In the unlikely event your property is damaged during the verge mowing process, please contact us as soon as possible and provide details about the incident.

How do I go about creating a verge garden?

We encourage and support our residents in contributing to the beautification of our streets through non-edible verge gardens.

Click here for more information on verge gardening in the City of Charles Sturt

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