Program-wide, most property owners elect to maintain their own properties. Doing the work yourself, or hiring a local company, gardener or landscaper is almost certainly less expensive than allowing ACWM to perform the work. An exception to this might be ACWM tractor discing which can be fairly cost effective, click on the button below to learn more. To help property owners decide, upon request ACWM will provide an estimate of the cost for ACWM to do the work.
Most property owners receive the Annual Notice in early February. This may be way too early to begin clearance of annual weeds and grasses which will almost certainly still be small and green. Refer to the schedule below for more details on when to clear the property.
|Vegetation Type/Condition||Approximate Clearance Time|
|Green Annual Weeds or Grass||When the annual weeds and grass begin to dry, usually beginning about April 1 to May 15.|
|Dry Annual Weeds or Grass over 3 inches in height||Immediately|
|Native Brush||As soon as possible. Best if done in the fall to early spring to avoid nesting birds.|
|Dead or Neglected Ornamental Plants/Landscaping||As soon as possible|
|Current Season's Tumbleweeds (Antelope Valley)||By October 1|