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Ontario county to consider proposed bylaw that allows lawn naturalization flexibility

Prince Edward County bylaw could allow for longer, weedier lawns

April 13, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Prince Edward County in Ontario is poised to be more flexible about naturalized lawns.

The municipality’s committee of the whole is to receive a report this week that could lead to the creation of a new bylaw that allows lawns to be maintained higher and with more flexible weed cover limitations.

The move is seen as a way that provides greater habitat for native wildlife and is more sustainable.

A Toronto Metropolitan University professor is to address council, recommending a change in terminology for the proposed bylaw. She suggests changing the word “allowing” naturalization to “supporting” property owners’ rights to naturalize their properties.

This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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