Amenity Weed Control

We specialise in providing walked weed control, eliminating the dangers associated with the use of ATV’s and mini-tractors on footway areas, as well as offering controlled, targeted herbicide application in accordance with UK and European legislation. We use Controlled Droplet Herbicide and equipment, which offers reduced pesticide application rates, and virtually eliminates spray drift. Our operatives able to treat highway areas alongside obstacles on verges and difficult to reach footways, alongside one another.

We have a highly mobile, flexible team of trained contracting staff, and are able to react quickly to our clients individual requirements. Our operators are NPTC certified to PA1/ PA6a/d, for application using a controlled droplet applicator. Being specialists in this area we are able to offer advice and guidance on all aspects associated with the application of herbicide.

We offer comprehensive Amenity spray programmes to our clients. Experienced supervisors oversee day to day operations on the ground and our contracts managers work with teams, and carry out spot checks on operations on a regular basis, to ensure compliance with Best Practice at all times. We carry out our own audits of weed control operations 2-3 weeks after treatment, in addition to responding to client feedback. Where missed areas are identified, we would look to provide re-treatment within 5 days of notification.

Many thanks for the 1st spray program which has been delivered very well without any issue. The teams I have met on site whilst undertaking site inspections have all been of excellent standards and have been very helpful / knowledgeable

Frank Fearn - Environmental Contract Agent, Via East Midlands Ltd

Other satisfied clients include:

  • Leeds City Council
  • Kirklees MBC
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Bury MBC
  • Camden
  • Mansfield
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Hull City Council
  • York City Council

If you would like to contact us to discuss any element of our services, and the possibility of Dobson UK assisting you with your weed control requirements in the future.

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on: 01522 694429 or


Sheffield City Council
Dobson UK applied herbicide to all highways, footways, and obstacles in grass verges throughout the City of Sheffield. This is one of the largest authorities in the UK, comprising over 3500 linear kilometres of footway, and for the first time all areas have been treated on foot.
Rochdale Borough Council
We have held the contract for highway weed control in Rochdale for the last four years . This is carried out entirely on foot, using TDC equipment, offering the Borough the highest standards of efficacy and safety. Rochdale is a diverse area, encompassing both urban and rural environments, and demonstrates the versatility of the weed control offered by Dobson UK.
Barnet London Borough
We have carried out weed control throughout Barnet for two years, treating all areas on foot, using CDA equipment. Responding to the challenging nature of a busy Greater London Borough both in terms of pedestrian and vehicular movements, our weed control solutions have proved them versatile in successful weed control over this period.
Lincolnshire County Council
With a contract value of £300 - £400k Dobsons carried out a fully walked amenity weed control programme for all hard surfacess in lincolnshire for over fifteen years. The specification precluded using vehicles meaning our walked system was perfected.

Based in Lincoln, our Geographic location, only 15 minutes from the A1, facilitates easy access to the motorway network, enabling us to service clients throughout the UK.

Dobson UK was established in 1986 and was founded on strong values and principles. At the heart of these is the emphasis placed on delivering a high level of customer service, and this is reinforced, along with 32 years of experience, throughout the full range of services offered.

We hope that you find our approach and experience refreshing when you make the decision to use Dobson UK.

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