Grass is cut to an acceptable level of appearance at agreed programmed intervals between 10-14 days per cycle during the period April - October. It is expected that an acceptable level of grass clippings will be dispersed during the grass-cutting operation. (This will be influenced by the weather conditions and type of ride on grass-cutting machinery in operation). As much as is practically possible grass arisings will be removed from any hardstanding areas. Edges will be cut a maximum of 3 times throughout the season.
Obstacles within grass areas, where required, are programmed to be cut on a maximum of three occasions during the period of April - October. Spraying obstacles may be an alternative to cutting grass.
Areas planted with bulbs shall be allowed to flower and naturally die back prior to any cutting operations.
Where practical litter will be removed and disposed of prior to the commencement of any grass-cutting operations.
High amenity grass is cut more frequently, at intervals between 7-10 days per cycle during the period April - October. Edges and obstacles within high amenity grass areas are also cut with hand-operated machinery on a maximum of six occasions during the grass-cutting season.
All grass arisings are removed immediately after cutting operations. Leaf removal is undertaken where heavy leaf fall is detrimental to grass conditions.
Grassland meadow areas are left to develop naturally throughout the growing season April - September. A single cut and lift of all meadow areas is undertaken between September and October. Grass arisings where appropriate are removed from the site and disposed of. Any grass pathways are cut evenly and to an acceptable level of appearance at intervals between 10-14 days per cycle during the period April to October.
Grass bankings and rough-cut areas are cut twice per year with appropriate mechanical grass-cutting machinery during the period from June to February. Areas planted with bulbs are allowed to flower and naturally die back prior to any cutting operations. All grass arisings in these areas are left in situ. Back To Top