Roadside Enhancement

The Beautification Unit is tasked with advancing the county’s roadside enhancement initiative, replete with mowing, herbicide treatments, curb bumping and tree trimming services on rights of way within unincorporated DeKalb County. 

The Beautification Unit’s in-house crews and contracted vendors provide daily maintenance of mowing routes from April to November.

  • 67 standardized mowing routes/roads serviced by in-house crews, based on a monthly mowing cycle
  • 128 mowing routes/roads serviced by contracted vendors, based on a six-week mowing cycle
  • Additional routes based on approved mowing requests submitted by county residents

Click here for the 2023 right-of-way (ROW) mowing/edging locations.
Click here for the 2023 in-house mowing locations and here for the 2023 in-house curb bumping locations.

Herbicide treatment 
The Beautification Unit’s contracted vendors provide herbicide treatments on county rights of way, based on a six-week treatment cycle from April to November.

Click here for the 2023 herbicide and growth regulator application schedule.

Tree trimming 
The Beautification Unit’s contracted vendors provide tree trimming year-round maintenance of overgrown and low-hanging trees along county rights of way. This service addresses overhanging tree limbs that are 5-6 feet from the curb and 15-20 feet high. Residents can submit tree trimming services for consideration and approval.

Curb bumping services 
The Beautification Unit’s in-house crews perform countywide removal of dirt and debris alongside curbs. This service reflects the county’s year-round maintenance commitment to maintaining aesthetically pleasing roadsides within unincorporated DeKalb.

Submitting mowing and tree trimming requests
Residents can submit mowing and tree trimming service requests by clicking here. Once received, a Beautification Unit supervisor will conduct a site visit and assessment.