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Good Growing

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. Good Growing Image (little girl in flower)

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.

Download the 2014 Good Growing brochure here.

10 tips for a healthy lawn 

Seasonal lawn care tips

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.

Water Conservation


Additional information

Last updated: Monday, August 17, 2015
Page ID: 39559