City of Vernon contractors are ready to start the fall weed program to control weeds and grasses.
The vegetation can impact traffic visibility, damage road surfaces and cause safety issues for pedestrians and cyclists.
The crews will be conducting roadside tractor mowing, weed line trimming and a spray program.
Road shoulders in rural areas of Vernon, including the Okanagan Landing and Blue Jay, are maintained.
The road shoulders are mowed with a tractor equipped with a flail mower three times a year.
There are two weed-control spray applications each year, with the timing based on the life-cycle of various weeds and grasses being targeted.
The first application is in June, followed with the second in September.
Only vegetation that creates a hazard to pedestrians and cyclists or has the potential to damage infrastructure is targeted.
Property owners and residents are responsible for maintaining boulevards and lanes adjacent to their property.