Dandelions are a part of Edmonton's natural landscape and their presence peaks through May and June. An early spring and dry conditions have created conditions for dandelions to grow and spread rapidly.
How the City Controls Dandelion Growth
In response to public concerns about herbicide use, and their desire for dandelion control during the peak growing season, the City will now mow targeted areas more often to keep dandelions, and other weeds, at bay.
The City will also provide an enhanced level of turf and shrub bed care in several select locations to find ways to continually improve the health of public green space and better control dandelions.
Dandelions are not designated as a noxious weed by the Province of Alberta and their removal is not required to by the Weed Control Act.
How You Can Control Dandelions on Your Property
City of Edmonton bylaws do not prohibit dandelions on private property.
As a property owner, you can control dandelions by:
- Mowing your lawn regularly.
- Cutting weeds before they seed can keep them under control.
- Routinely pull small patches of dandelions out of the ground by hand.
- Keeping your lawn healthy. Healthy lawns make it difficult for weeds to seed and grow on your property.