While Council does conduct and organise weed control and spraying programs on public land from time to time, land-owners are also encouraged to take responsibility for the control of weeds on their own property and adjoining roadside.
NO WEED SPRAYING REGISTER
Should you wish to be on the "No Weed Spraying" register due to health reasons or because you wish to maintian the property yourself, you may telephone (08) 8551 0523 to be included on the register.
We take this issue seriously and welcome any additions to this list.
During a weed spraying program the "No Weed Spraying" Register is handed to our contractors and staff to ensure that the registered properties and adjoining areas are not included in the spraying program
WEED CONTROL ALTERNATIVES
ON A SMALL SCALE
- Hand pulling
- Pour boiling water directly onto weeds
- Use a direct Weed Killer applicator (not spray)
- Lay any type of cardboard onto garden area, overlapping for no gaps, then thickly top with bark chips. Lasts for years.
ON A LARGER SCALE
- Mow frequently
- Slash property frequently
- Keep up fertiliser to encourage growth of the plant you desire
- Stock grazing e.g. poultry, alpacas etc.
Have you seen this in your neighbourhood?
The above bright coloured (orange/yellow) flower is a ‘Gazania’. This plant is now declared a noxious weed, as it spreads rapidly from seed. Council is asking residents not to plant this particular plant as it is becoming an invasive weed along nature-strips and spreading into the coastal dunes. Council is currently undertaking a targeted removal program of this species on Council land including nature strips, in an effort to halt its spread.
There are many other species that are invasive weeds for our area. Council has a list of what is a weed and what is encouraged to be grown in our district that can be obtained from the Civic Centre, 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.
Before planting anything on Council land, please contact the Environment and Infrastructure Department on 8551 0500 or Group Leader Open Space (Andrew Comas) on 8551 0703.
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges-Natural Resource Management Board
If you need assistance with planning and undertaking a suitable control program, identification of proclaimed plant, advice on the use of chemicals and rates of chemicals or recommendation of available contractors for chemical and proclaimed plant control - the Board's advisory services are at no cost and can also provide a free information pack containing fact sheets, planner chart and information on control options for your weeds.
5 Aldinga Rd
Willunga SA 5172
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