Mowing Schedule

Did you know that residents are responsible for maintaining the grass on the boulevard in front of their property? If you live next to a park, you can maintain up to 1 metre into the park beyond your fence or property line.

Here is what our Parks Division takes care of.

Mowing of Parks and Sports Fields

We mow parks and selected streetscapes weekly or bi-weekly.

Tractor Cutting Sports FieldWe try to mow parks as soon as possible in the spring, but with rapid grass growth and/or wet conditions, it can take a few weeks to finish the first cut.

We mow sports fields one to three times per week depending on:

  • Best practices for turf health
  • Ground conditions
  • Season of play

Roadside Mowing

Flail Mowing in Action!

Did you know that we have more than 300 km of unimproved boulevard areas in urban and rural areas in Saanich?

  • We flail mow the long grass and other vegetation to 2 metres from the roadside edge once a year, between May and July. 
  • We make additional cuts where sightline or traffic safety issues exist. 

We consider many factors when scheduling mowing routes:

  • Location
  • Type of vegetation
  • Ground conditions
  • Environmental considerations like wildflowers and fisheries concerns

Rough Mowing

We rough mow and trim more than 60 undeveloped grass areas once a year from late May through July.

Grass on boulevard

We set the timing of this mowing by considering:

  • Drier ground conditions so our mower can access the sites
  • Summer heat to reduce needs for additional cuts later in the year
  • In some cases, nesting birds or wildflower seasons