Spray or no spray, city weeds get the chop
15 September 2003
Spring weed growth in Christchurch footpaths and roadside channels is being
combated by the start of the Christchurch City Council’s seasonal
City Care weed spray contractors will be doing regular circuits
of the city, using a non residual spray, from now until the end
of autumn, the Council ’s Greenspace Maintenance team manager, Chris Rance says.
We need to control weed growth in the footpaths and concrete channels
to prolong their life, by minimising damage done by roots and to ensure
freeflow of stormwater in the channels, ” he says.
Residents who do not want their kerbsides sprayed and are willing
to control the weeds on the footpaths and roadside channels outside
their properties are able to add their names to the Council ’s no spray register.
To receive a no spray registration form, simply contact the Christchurch
City Council on 941–8999 or apply for one on the website
After the application form has been signed and returned, residents are
sent a sticker for their letterbox declaring that they have an “Environmentally
Friendly Non-Spray Frontage”.
Anyone wanting to know the city’s spray programme, can read it at
a Council Service Centre. When streets are being sprayed, vehicles involved
in the work are clearly marked to inform residents.
For further information contact Brent Hazeldine ,City Care Ltd, Ph 337
7231 or 025 208 7703
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