Mowing, Spraying & Seeding

Mowing


The Agricultural Service Board of the County performs roadside mowing along subdivision roads, lagoon sites, solid waste transfer stations and in Hamlets twice per season with a 15-foot mower.

Roadside mowing is performed along local roads as time permits.

A large mower pulled by a tractor along the side of a road
Alberta Highway Services is responsible for mowing along all primary and secondary highways.
Spraying
The County of Wetaskiwin follows a 3-year rotation for spraying along the roadside ditches for the control of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds.
roadside spraying (JPG)
The rotation is as follows:
  • 2016 - All north/south roads, north of Highway 13
  • 2017 - All north/south roads, south of Highway 13
  • 2018 - All east/west roads
Other roads may require spot spraying throughout the County, not mentioned above.

Alberta Highway Services is responsible for spraying along secondary highways.

Note: Registered pesticides used will be Milestone (Aminopyralid), Tordon 101 (Picloram + 2, 4-D), Tordon 22K (Picloram), Escort (Metsulfuron Methyl) and Garlon 4 (Triclopyr).


No Spray Agreement


Under the No Spray Agreement (PDF) landowners will pay for 1 sign ($75 per sign plus GST) and the County will provide the 2nd sign. The County of Wetaskiwin will be responsible for sign installation. To obtain the No Spray Agreement you can attend in person at the County of Wetaskiwin Administration Office or via our website.

Person who do not wish to have their roadsides sprayed or any particular portion of their roadside, must complete a No Spray Agreement (PDF) at the County of Wetaskiwin office prior to application deadline. The landowner then accepts the responsibility for the control of weeds on the portion of the roadside indicated on the form.

Seeding


The County of Wetaskiwin seeds newly constructed, regraded, clay capped or shoulder pulled roads. The County uses certified seed to prevent the spread of weeds. These projects are completed in conjunction with the Public Works Department.

Should you wish to purchase Grass Seed, please click here for a listing of Companies where Grass Seed can be purchased.