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 autumn

WardEstimated start dateCompletion dateWeather conditions
BarnhillWednesday 6 October  
BotwellTuesday 21 SeptemberThursday 23 SeptemberDry / warm
BrunelWednesday 29 SeptemberSunday 10 OctoberDamp / dry / windy
CavendishTuesday 14 SeptemberMonday 13 SeptemberDamp / dry
CharvilleMonday 4 October  
Eastcote and East RuislipWednesday 15 SeptemberWednesday 15 SeptemberDamp / dry
HarefieldTuesday 21 SeptemberThursday 7 OctoberDamp / dry / windy
Heathrow VillagesMonday 13 SeptemberWednesday 15 SeptemberDamp / dry
Hillingdon EastWednesday 29 SeptemberWednesday 29 SeptemberWindy / dry
IckenhamMonday 27 SeptemberTuesday 21 SeptemberDry / warm
ManorFriday 17 SeptemberThursday 16 SeptemberWet / damp / dry
NorthwoodTuesday 14 SeptemberThursday 23 SeptemberDry / warm
Northwood HillsMonday 13 SeptemberMonday 13 SeptemberDamp / dry
PinkwellWednesday 15 SeptemberThursday 16 SeptemberWet / damp / dry
South RuislipWednesday 22 SeptemberTuesday 28 SeptemberWindy / dry
TownfieldThursday 23 SeptemberWednesday 29 SeptemberWindy / dry
Uxbridge NorthMonday 4 OctoberWednesday 6 OctoberDry / warm / sunny
Uxbridge SouthMonday 27 SeptemberMonday 4 OctoberDry / windy
West DraytonTuesday 14 SeptemberMonday 13 SeptemberDamp / dry
West RuislipFriday 17 SeptemberFriday 17 SeptemberDry
YeadingWednesday 6 OctoberFriday 8 OctoberDamp / dry / windy
YiewsleyFriday 17 SeptemberTuesday 21 SeptemberDry / warm

 

Schedule for weed treatments in summer

WardEstimated start dateCompletion dateChemical usedWeather condition
BarnhillFriday 13 AugustThursday 5 August4.5LDamp / dry / breezy
BotwellWednesday 28 JulyWednesday 28 July6LWet / damp / windy
BrunelThursday 5 AugustTuesday 3 August4.5L Damp / dry / breezy
CavendishThursday 15 JulyThursday 15 July3LDry / hot
CharvilleThursday 12 AugustTuesday 10 August4.5LDamp / dry / breezy
Eastcote and East RuislipFriday 9 JulyFriday 9 July4.5LDamp / dry / breezy
HarefieldMonday 26 JulyWednesday 28 July4.5LWet / damp /windy
Heathrow VillagesMonday 19 JulyMonday 26 July4.5LDamp / dry / breezy
Hillingdon EastWednesday 4 AugustThursday 12 August5LDamp / dry / breezy
IckenhamMonday 2 AugustWednesday 4 August4.5LDry / warm
ManorSaturday 17 JulyFriday 16 July3LDry / hot
NorthwoodWednesday 7 JulyAwaiting knapsacking3LDry / breezy
Northwood HillsThursday 8 JulyAwaiting knapsacking3LDry / breezy
PinkwellFriday 23 JulyMonday 26 July6LDamp / dry / breezy
South RuislipFriday 30 JulyWednesday 4 August3LDry / warm
TownfieldThursday 29 JulyWednesday 4 August4.5LDry / warm
Uxbridge NorthFriday 6 AugustWednesday 11 August5LDry / breezy
Uxbridge SouthTuesday 3 AugustWednesday 28 July4.5LWet / damp / windy
West DraytonThursday 22 JulyMonday 26 July4.5LDamp / dry / breezy
West RuislipWednesday 14 JulyWednesday 14 July4.5LDry / breezy
YeadingTuesday 10 AugustMonday 5 August5LDamp / dry / breezy
YiewsleyMonday 26 JulyTuesday 27 July3LDamp / dry / breezy

 

Schedule for weed treatments in spring

WardEstimated start dateCompletion dateChemical usedWeather condition
BarnhillWednesday 12 MayThursday 20 May3LDamp / breezy
BotwellWednesday 28 AprilWednesday 28 April6LDry / breezy
BrunelThursday 6 MayThursday 29 April4.5LDamp / breezy
CavendishTuesday 27 AprilMonday 17 May3LDry / sunny
CharvilleMonday 10 MayFriday 30 April4.5LRain after
Eastcote and East RuislipWednesday 28 AprilMonday 17 May4.5LDry / breezy
HarefieldTuesday 4 MayFriday 30 April4.5LRain after
Heathrow VillagesMonday 19 AprilTuesday 20 April6LDry / sunny / breezy
Hillingdon EastFriday 7 MayMonday 17 May6LDamp / breezy
IckenhamMonday 19 AprilMonday 19 April6LDry / sunny
ManorFriday 30 AprilMonday 17 May3LRain after
NorthwoodFriday 23 AprilFriday 23 April3LDry / breezy
Northwood HillsThursday 22 AprilFriday 23 April4.5LDry / breezy
PinkwellFriday 23 AprilTuesday 18 May6LDry / sunny
South RuislipWednesday 5 MayThursday 6 May6LCold / rain after
TownfieldFriday 30 AprilWednesday 28 April4.5LDry / breezy
Uxbridge NorthTuesday 11 MayTuesday 18 May6LDamp / breezy
Uxbridge SouthTuesday 4 MayThursday 29 April3LDamp / breezy
West DraytonWednesday 21 AprilTuesday 18 May6LDry / sunny / breezy
West RuislipFriday 30 AprilMonday 17 May3LRain after
YeadingFriday 14 MayWednesday 19 May6LDamp / breezy
YiewsleyTuesday 27 AprilMonday 26 April4.5LDry/ sunny


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: 12 Oct 2021