Grass and vegetation

Weeds

We carry out weed control on Guildford Borough Council owned land and Surrey County Council Highways. Weed control can have many benefits, including management of conservation areas, control over certain species, lowering flood risk and safer public spaces and highways.

Most residential roads in Guildford borough are treated twice a year, once in the spring and again in late summer. The sprays are timed with the weed growth for maximum control.

The active ingredient in the weed treatment we use is Glyphosate. This has a very low toxicity to humans, animals and insects and is EU approved for use in areas open to the public. To minimise the amount of chemical used, the spraying units use sensors to detect the weeds and apply the treatment.