Annual grass mowing program underway

With more than 2,200 hectares of green space to mow, cutting the grass is no quick task for us.

“That works out to be the same size of well over 3,000 CFL fields,” said Kyle Lucyk, Parks Services Administrator.

“In total it takes over 250 pieces of equipment to mow boulevards, athletic fields, parks and other city owned green spaces,”

The grass mowing program typically starts in mid-May and continues until mid-October. Green spaces are mowed on a rotating basis with cycles ranging from 10 to 14 days, totally between eight to 12 mowing cycles for an area. Once the mowing program is underway, it takes about two weeks for crews to complete the first cut of boulevards and parks in the city.

“Typically, dandelions are around for three to four weeks before going to seed for the season and they are also cut down as part of the mowing operation,” said Lucyk.

Crews are out weather permitting and residents are reminded to use caution and stay back to stay safe when around workers.

“They are working throughout the summer months to keep Winnipeg greenspaces in nicely manicured condition for everyone to enjoy,” said Lucyk.

Originally posted on May 25, 2020

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