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Not All Flowers Are Friendly

The City of Edmonton is on the hunt for noxious weeds on public and private property. These plants can:

  • Grow and spread quickly, invading crops and entire ecosystems
  • Out compete our native plants
  • Infest streams, riverbanks and waterways
  • Reduce native biodiversity

Herbicide Ban

The aim of the herbicide ban is to eliminate non-essential uses of herbicides on city-owned land while recognizing there are circumstances where herbicide use is required.

Learn more about the herbicide ban at edmonton.ca/herbicide.

The City employs a variety of tools to keep our green spaces in shape. We mow the grass regularly and use several different techniques to manage weeds, including mowing and hand pulling. We are always looking for new ways to control weeds and support healthy turf growth, including heat and steam treatments, biological controls and animals, like goats.

Promoting healthy turf can also help minimize weed growth. The City of Edmonton supports turf growth by aerating, top-dressing, fertilizing and overseeding grass.

Find information about all the weeds regulated in Alberta and how to identify them.
The City's approach to controlling dandelions and other broad leaf weeds.
What you can do to control a weed problem on your property.
Find a weed pulling event in a community near you.

For More Information

Weed Management

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email invasiveweeds@edmonton.ca

Weed Enforcement

Telephone

 In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-6054

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