We are growing healthier by the yard
Strathcona County is committed to working toward a healthier environment. We encourage residents to practice simple steps to reduce the need for pesticides in lawn care.
Take a grass roots approach to your lawn care by following these Good Growing seasonal lawn care tips. You'll reduce pesticide use which means fewer chemicals in our stormwater ponds and a healthier environment. Pesticides include herbicides for weed control, insecticides for insect control and fungicides that control certain plant diseases.
Seasonal lawn care tips
- Good Growing Neighbours - fall lawn care tips (Windows Media video - 0:33 - 1.1 MB) (Windows Media video - 0:33 - 1.1 MB) (Windows Media video - 0:33 - 1.1 MB)
- Good Growing Neighbours - good bugs versus bad (Windows Media video - 0:33 - 1.1 MB)
- Good Growing Neighbours - lawn maintenance (Windows Media video - 0:32 - 1.1 MB)
- Good Growing Neighbours - weed control (Windows Media video - 0:34 - 1.1 MB)
Doing our part
Strathcona County is reducing the use of pesticides in its operations. Our turf maintenance system incorporates a combination of aeration, appropriate levels of fertilizer, spot spraying and continues to reduce use of herbicides and pesticides. Also, the County's Rural Roadside Vegetation program reduced pesticide use by 34 percent over four years.