New mowers race into the growing season

THE mowing season starts in earnest this week with some spring cleaning of road verges and other grassed areas in parks and public spaces, says the director of City Presentation, Stephen Alegria. 

He says last year’s mowing season was the second wettest spring on record and the mild temperatures supported optimal grass growth. This season the grass growth has been limited by the cold and dry weather conditions. While the spring mowing season has been slow to start, mowing has continued throughout winter and the last couple of weeks to keep untidy areas in check.

“To assist in keeping the grass down, Transport Canberra and City Services is replacing aged mowing equipment with new mowers. This year will see the introduction of Trimax wide area mowers and the return of Kubota mowers into the 2017 – 18 mowing fleet to increase flexibility and efficiency,” he says.

“We place a high level of importance on maintaining grass across the city including our suburbs, parks, roadsides and other urban spaces, not only does it keep our city well-presented it also ensures public safety.”

The annual mowing season program runs until May. For more information or to see the upcoming mowing schedule visit

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