“Money is saved because the new verges require less cutting and produce less risings, which means less wear on our mowing machines, less manpower, a reduction on blocked hulleys & the costs associated with clearing up.
More than 95% of the grass needs only 3 or 4 cuts a year as opposed to 7 or 8 previously. We live in an era of ever decreasing budgets so the number of times you can cut the highways is reducing.
By looking at specific cultivars and putting some of the new low maintenance grasses in a place you can not only reduce the number of cuts but also maintain a far better visual effect.
Basically you have to invest short-term to save long-term.”
– Richard Barton, Service Manager for Landscape & Grounds Maintenance, Torbay Council