Some reserves require multiple mowing machinery to complete the entire grass cutting task. During times of unseasonal grass growth, the coordination of the machinery for these activities can be affected, therefore a reserve may be partially maintained (ie mowed) and then a delay before the other machinery can get there to finish it off.
The frequency of mowing depends on the type of use of the grassed area.
These are high use public reserves, such as Rotary Park, Market Square and memorial sites. They are generally irrigated and subject to high or medium use and are scheduled to be visited on a fortnightly basis throughout the year.
These are developed reserves away from main thoroughfares and have lower public use, such as Symonds Reserve, Tutu Wirra Reserve and Willunga Rose Garden reserve.
These reserves may be irrigated and may have playgrounds and fixtures. They are scheduled to be visited on a three weekly basis during the growth period from May to December. Intervention mowing occurs from January to April when grass growth reaches 100mm.
General / Natural areas
These are broad acre dry, non-irrigated, undeveloped, wooded and open land reserves, such as Frank Smith Park (sports ground excluded), Wilfred Taylor Reserve (dryland areas only) and Tangari Regional Park.
Features of a grassland reserve generally include creeks, wetlands, mixed/steep reserves, trails (linear parks), patches of native grass and revegetated areas. These are scheduled to be visited on a six weekly basis during the growth period from May to December. Intervention mowing occurs from January to April when grass growth reaches 100mm.
Sports grounds are maintained for various sporting disciplines in our city to ensure safety, aesthetics, and prolong the life and condition of the facility. Maintenance frequency and intensity is largely influenced by usage patterns, sporting code and climatic seasonal changes. These are scheduled to be visited on a weekly basis during spring and summer and as necessary during winter and autumn and subject to change relating to seasonal/surface conditions.
Rural roadside mowing is performed on vegetation on accessible roadside verges outside of the designated Native Vegetation Roadside Marker System areas. Vegetation is systematically reduced to manage fuel loads, maintain sight lines and improve amenity and function. Rural roadside mowing commences in September each year (subject to seasonal variation). Several rounds of rural roadside mowing are undertaken annually, but as growth and risk are significantly influenced by climate and rainfall, the frequency of visitation may vary.
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