Wagga’s overgrown parks and gardens are being tamed after record wet weather put the brakes on mowing.
Wagga’s wettest ever September, on the back of a record winter rainfall, made even hand mowing impossible and restricted spraying weeds.
As a result, community parks, sporting ovals and even nature strips, ran rampant.
Council’s parks staff have taken advantage of dry weather this week to kick-start their spring mowing and mulching program, which would normally be in full swing by now.
A council spokeswoman thanked residents for showing patience.
“Ongoing heavy rainfall has made regular maintenance impossible,” the spokeswoman said.
“The level of saturation on many of the grounds has restricted even the use of a push mower.
“The spraying of weeds has also been impacted.
“Once the warmer weather arrives, weeds and grasses are likely to grow rapidly.
“Council will implement the spring mowing program, where staff rotate through suburbs and villages mowing parks and open spaces, once weather conditions allow.”