Roadside Spraying Program
Roadside spraying in SDG takes place in May and June of each year. Spraying occurs from the edge of the gravel shoulder to within 1 metre of the property limits and uses selective herbicides to control the growth of undesirable vegetation. The contractor performing the work is fully licensed. Spraying occurs in areas identified during regular weed audits.
County and Municipal Roads to be Treated (2018)
No Spray Signage
If you do not want the right-of-way in front of your property to be treated :
- You must post “NO SPRAY” signs at the start and finish of your property.
- The “NO SPRAY” signs must be at least 1’ by 2’ and located 3’ from the edge of the gravel shoulder. Signs must be 1' above any vegetation so that it is easy to see from the road.
Spraying will not occur if the ditch is mowed on a regular basis (maintained as a lawn). To ensure that spraying does not occur, we recommend you install a sign regardless of how the ditch is maintained.
Current Progress (2018)
County Road Work is complete as of May 29, 2018.
Spraying on local roads is complete as of June 6, 2018.
Vegetation Management in SDG
SDG is required to keep its roadsides free of undesirable weeds and maintained in a responsible manner. Transportation Services manages roadside vegetation by mowing, brushing, tree cutting and weed spraying. In the spring, the County will spray areas where a significant growth of noxious weeds is occurring. The County also mows unmaintained ditches from the shoulder of the road to the fence line once per year (depending on the steepness of the ditch and weather conditions). Mowing begins in June and finishes in October. Tree and brush trimming occurs from spring to fall.