Weed control

Please be aware that due to Covid restrictions our Ground’s Maintenance teams are currently working at around 50% capacity and we are aware that the work schedule is running behind for issues such as grass cutting / weed control / hogweed.  We are working as quickly as possible to catch-up and therefore are asking the public to be patient until their area is reached. 

Street weeds

The Parks, Greenspace and Cemeteries service apply herbicides to the city's streets to control weed growth. This is supported by the Street Cleansing service who clean the streets of debris, including weeds.  

Non native species

Non native plant species are those that have been brought in to the country by humans.There are many non native species in Scotland. A small number of these cause damage to

  • the environment
  • the economy
  • our health
  • the way we live. 

These are called invasive non native species.

The Scottish Government website provides details of non native species.

Invasive weed control on Council owned land

The Council will tackle the following invasive non-native species on Council owned land

  • Himalayan Balsam
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Japanese Knotweed.

Download the Himalayan Balsam information sheet - PDF

Download the Giant Hogweed information sheet - PDF

Download the Japanese Knotweed information sheet - PDF

To report invasive non-native species on Council owned land call or email the park team.

0131 608 1100