What are some of the actions the City is taking to green public spaces?

  • developed an Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM)
  • supports the naturalization of areas
  • uses drought-tolerant grasses in landscaping
  • uses all-natural fertilizers
  • experiments with alternatives such as horticultural vinegar
  • practises proper lawn and garden care through aerating, overseeding, regular checks, water management through irrigation systems and raised mowing heights
  • educates residents and businesses through information displays, events and workshops

Pickering's Xeriscape Garden