Looking after our parks

Weed treatment

Weed treatment is carried out 3 times a year on council-owned footpaths across the borough.

Weed treatment is extremely weather dependent. When weather is particularly bad, this will cause delays.

Please note: It takes 7 to 10 days for weeds to die back once treated. The following dates are estimated and subject to change.

Schedule for weed treatments in spring

WardEstimated start date - HighwaysCompletion date - HighwaysEstimated start date - EstatesCompletion date - Estates
BarnhillTuesday 17 MayAwaiting knapsackingTuesday 24 May-
BotwellTuesday 3 MayAwaiting knapsackingFriday 6 MayTuesday 17 May
BrunelWednesday 11 MayAwaiting knapsackingMonday 16 May-
CavendishTuesday 3 MayAwaiting knapsackingTuesday 3 MayMonday 9 May
CharvilleFriday 13 MayAwaiting knapsackingThursday 19 May-
Eastcote and East RuislipWednesday 4 MayAwaiting knapsackingFriday 6 MayMonday 23 May
HarefieldMonday 16 MayAwaiting knapsackingTuesday 17 May-
Heathrow VillagesThursday 21 AprilAwaiting knapsackingWednesday 27 AprilTuesday 3 May
Hillingdon EastWednesday 25 May-Wednesday 25 May-
IckenhamMonday 23 May-Monday 23 May-
ManorWednesday 11 MayAwaiting knapsackingWednesday 11 MayMonday 30 May
NorthwoodMonday 25 AprilAwaiting knapsackingFriday 29 AprilWednesday 4 May
Northwood HillsFriday 22 AprilAwaiting knapsackingWednesday 27 AprilTuesday 2 May
PinkwellWednesday 27 AprilAwaiting knapsackingMonday 2 MayMonday 9 May
South RuislipWednesday 18 MayAwaiting knapsackingThursday 19 May-
TownfieldThursday 5 MayAwaiting knapsackingMonday 9 MaySaturday 21 May
Uxbridge NorthMonday 23 May-Tuesday 31 May-
Uxbridge SouthFriday 6 MayAwaiting knapsackingWednesday 11 MayMonday 6 June
West DraytonMonday 25 AprilAwaiting knapsackingFriday 29 AprilThursday 5 May
West RuislipFriday 13 MayAwaiting knapsackingFriday 13 May-
YeadingFriday 20 MayAwaiting knapsackingFriday 27 May-
YiewsleyFriday 29 AprilAwaiting knapsackingWednesday 4 MayThursday 12 May


Knapsacking: Weed spraying that is carried out manually, where a ride-on machine cannot reach tight small areas and in between obstacles.

Our officers carry out inspections across the borough. However, if you wish to report weeds, you can do this online, 24/7.

Report weeds

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2022