Verges & Weed Spraying
If you want to plant on the verge outside your home, or want to be included on the Council’s No Weed Spray List, this page contains some helpful information.
A verge is the strip of land between the footpath and the kerb and road. Verges are treated with any of the following materials: grass, compacted rubble/dolomite or plants.
Verge maintenance and weed spraying
You are required to maintain the verge at the front/side of your home. Verge maintenance includes watering, mowing and weeding.
If you have a compacted rubble/dolomite verge, and are not on the Council’s No Weed Spray List, the Council will regularly spray the weeds on the footpath and verge outside your home.
If you don't want the Council to spray outside your home, ask to be included on the Council's No Weed Spray List by contacting the Council’s Works Coordinator, Park & Gardens on 08 8360 9008.
Planting on or redeveloping a verge
You can plant lawn, ground covers and small shrubs (under 500mm in height) on the verge outside your home. Before planting or redeveloping, complete the form below to make sure that your plans meet the required standards.
For more information, contact the Council's Field Support Officer on 08 8360 9003.
What the Council can do to help
If you are unhappy with the existing lawn or plants on your verge, the Council can:
- supply compacted rubble/dolomite
- water young trees planted by the Council.
The Council cannot help with planting new lawn, excavating existing material, supplying plants or looking after new plants.