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Mowing season starts Monday

By johnboy - 6 September 2013 9

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If you’ve been ignoring the encroaching jungle in the back yard on the basis that it’s too early in the year to be breaking the mower out then TAMS have bad news:

Territory and Municipal Services’ annual mowing season activities kicks off on Monday 9 September 2013.

“Work crews will commence the program with the first major cut of suburbs and arterial roads across the ACT”, Fleur Flanery, Director, City Services said today.

“With the warm spring weather now here, it is time to commence this year’s program which will see the regular cutting of sportsgrounds, irrigated parks and non-irrigated areas such as neighbourhood parks, pedestrian parkland and arterial roads.

“The program utilises a base fleet of 102 mowers, comprising 66 internal and 36 contract mowers. Additional contract mowers are also employed throughout the mowing season where required.

“In addition to mowing for safety and access, the mowing program is an integral part of the ACT’s bushfire preparedness strategy with priority given to strategic fuel reduction as part of the overall hazard reduction program. Further mowing, specifically to deliver fire fuel reduction benefits, will commence in late October 2013, subject to the drying of grass.

“The mowing program also plays an important role in maintaining our parks and public open space areas enhancing the overall amenity of our city.

“This season’s mowing program runs from September 2013 to April 2014. There is a reduced program that runs during the cooler months,” said Ms Flanery.

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Mowing season starts Monday
Jono 2:03 pm 07 Sep 13

magiccar9 said :

And why do we need a media release telling us they’re going to start mowing…?

This is actually of some relevance for those of us who commute by bike on the shared paths. Because TAMS scatter the grass cuttings over the paths and don’t clean them up, it means that the paths can become more dangerous, especially after rain. It’s easy not to see a patch of wet grass clippings until you’re on top of them, particularly at night. I know of somebody who broke her collar bone when she hit such a patch on a corner a few years back. It also means that those nasty little seeds which are shaped like caltrops get thrown out onto the paths and cause many more punctures. More encouragement to ride on the road, unfortunately.

wildturkeycanoe 7:44 am 07 Sep 13

“Work crews will commence the program with the first major cut of suburbs and arterial roads across the ACT”, Fleur Flanery, Director, City Services said today.”
Must have been some good rains over winter for the roads needing to be mowed. Perhaps they should have many “road plant ahead” signs whilst conducting the bitumen trimming.

SolarPowered 10:28 pm 06 Sep 13

magiccar9 said :

Pitchka said :

magiccar9 said :

And why do we need a media release telling us they’re going to start mowing…? Also, we assume they’re going to be mowing well… grass/weeds so again, why do we need 2 paragraphs telling us where and what they’re going to be mowing?

We needed this media release about as much as we needed your reply stating you dont think we need one.

Both as useless as one another.. Yours moreso.

Maybe, but a public servant isn’t being paid to write and release my comment. I hope whoever’s job that is gets slashed should Abbott win tomorrow. There’s an easy $50K into the kitty.

You do know that Tony Abbott is not in charge of TAMS, right?

magiccar9 5:02 pm 06 Sep 13

Pitchka said :

magiccar9 said :

And why do we need a media release telling us they’re going to start mowing…? Also, we assume they’re going to be mowing well… grass/weeds so again, why do we need 2 paragraphs telling us where and what they’re going to be mowing?

We needed this media release about as much as we needed your reply stating you dont think we need one.

Both as useless as one another.. Yours moreso.

Maybe, but a public servant isn’t being paid to write and release my comment. I hope whoever’s job that is gets slashed should Abbott win tomorrow. There’s an easy $50K into the kitty.

Pitchka 3:12 pm 06 Sep 13

magiccar9 said :

And why do we need a media release telling us they’re going to start mowing…? Also, we assume they’re going to be mowing well… grass/weeds so again, why do we need 2 paragraphs telling us where and what they’re going to be mowing?

We needed this media release about as much as we needed your reply stating you dont think we need one.

Both as useless as one another.. Yours moreso.

magiccar9 3:08 pm 06 Sep 13

And why do we need a media release telling us they’re going to start mowing…? Also, we assume they’re going to be mowing well… grass/weeds so again, why do we need 2 paragraphs telling us where and what they’re going to be mowing?

MrMagoo 11:54 am 06 Sep 13

Mowing Season – oh crap does that mean that since I did mine last weekend, I did it out of season??? Is there some penalty for such a crime?

Ex Warrior 11:40 am 06 Sep 13

We can mow too…
ACT LAWNS & GARDENS – 0412 472 936
‘Keepin it local’

goggles13 10:42 am 06 Sep 13

I started my mower a few weeks ago after it has been unused for a while. will eventually get around to actually dragging it across the grass.

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