Grass seeds on the Verges

Grass seeds on the Verges

It’s great to see fresh grass seeds on our Grass Verges after the wet winter weather of mud.   The Grass Verges are an integral component of our area. They give a very positive visual impression to any visitors to Mount Merrion.

Photo of Vista of Trees Road Grass VergesThe origins of the Mount Merrion Demesne go back to 1711 when it consisted of 100 acres and to 1760 when it increased to 300 acres, its current size. When John Kenny bought the land in 1934 he intended building a Garden Suburb based on visits to a number of such areas in England and Germany.  An essential component to this plan was a number of wide roads with wide green grass verges.

Damage caused to Grass Verges

It is the responsibility of each householder to protect and maintain these beautiful areas.  That responsibility extends to damage done to the grassed areas by contractors, repair, maintenance, delivery, workers and friends visiting the homeowner.

photo of grass verge reinstated after construction workphoto of well maintained grass verge










There is adequate on and off street parking on all roads in Mount Merrion.

Please protect our amenities and refrain from parking, damaging and destroying our Green Grass Verges.

Note: DLR Parks and Landscape Services May 2020: The council cuts grass on main transport/public routes and road verges but not housing estate verges, these are the responsibility of the residence within an estate to maintain.  This is through the whole county and not just in particular areas.  The grass verges are cut approx every two weeks during growing season, depending on the weather, (e.g. if the ground is too wet then they should not be cut, and if its during a drought they grass is not growing).

Mount Merrion Roads with Grass Verges cut by dlr:

  • North Avenue
  • South Avenue
  • Fosters Avenue
  • Verge opposite houses at corner of Glenabbey Road
  • Mount Anville Road