FAQ 07

What is your policy on pesticide use and weed control?

We have heard that for some residents the primary concern is to have what is traditionally considered a “perfect” weed-free lawn, while we have heard from other residents that they are willing to accept some weeds in order to have safe, sustainable landscaping.

In 2009, we did some pesticide management research to better understand this issue, but we do not have a CRRA policy on this issue.

For now, The City will continue to be responsible for most of the landscaping needs in Cougar Ridge. Therefore, the City of Calgary’s policy on pesticide use is more applicable to our area for now. The Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) (Council Policy CSPS032) is available at http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/bu/cityclerks/council_policies/csps032.pdf.