Coffs Harbour City Council's mowing of reserves is being done as quickly as possible.
Coffs Harbour City Council's mowing of reserves is being done as quickly as possible.

Fast growing grass creating a challenge for Council's mowers

A BUMPER growing season is giving Council more grass-cutting challenges than has been usual at this time of year.

While we're all struggling to ensure our grass is kept at a reasonable level, Coffs Harbour City Council wants to reassure residents that the mowing of reserves is being done as quickly as possible.

Good rainfall from afternoon summer storms, combined with high temperatures and humidity, to provide excellent growing conditions for grasses across the city reserves. 

"Anyone with a lawn will know only too well just how fast their own lawns are growing after being cut," Council's Director of Sustainable Infrastructure Mick Raby said. 

"During this busy holiday time of year, Council has to prioritise the mowing of reserves which have the highest levels of use - places like family recreation and picnic reserves along our coastal areas, as well as children's playground grass areas.

"Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in lower-use residential reserves and roadside areas being left for longer between cuts.

"However, as well as mowing as many areas as we can, Council is actively undertaking a targeted 'wick-wiping' of some of our residential area reserves to target the tall weed grasses that grow quickly and can make a reserve look overgrown and untidy."


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