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Not All Flowers Are Friendly

The City of Edmonton is on the hunt for invasive weeds on public and private property. Invasive weeds are non-native plants that cause economic or environmental harm and can spread quickly to new areas. 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

Help Avoid The Spread of Weeds

To help avoid spreading weeds that have gone to seed, park users should:


  • Wear clothing, boots and gear that do not retain soil or plant material. Avoid brushed cotton, netting, Velcro and knits.

  • Consider dedicating a pair of shoes or boots for use only in infested sites.

  • Before leaving the park, clean your shoes and gears.

  • Check your dog for seeds and soil before leaving the park. Use a grooming brush to remove any plant material before getting into your vehicle. Check your dog’s paw pads, between their toes, in their ears and nose for any seeds. If seeds are lodged in their nose or eyes, see your vet.

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

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.


Spot, Report and Remove Invasive Weeds

The City of Edmonton is launching a campaign to help stop the spread of invasive weeds in Edmonton!  We are asking residents to SPOT, REPORT and REMOVE invasive weeds from their property and urban natural areas.

Here is what you can do:  

Spot It - Identify invasive weeds on your property. 

Report It - Report your sightings or weed identification questions through the 311 mobile app under the Weeds category.

Remove It - Remove invasive weeds and dispose in your garbage bag or black cart for collection.

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.

Bylaw enforcement of noxious and prohibited weeds that are on private property and the review process.

Subscribe to the IPM newsletter

Interesting information about weeds, bugs and other pests, as well as how you can get involved!

Pesticide Notifications

Pesticide maps detailing where crews plan treatments for Mosquitoes, Tree Insects and Weeds.

For More Information

Weed Management


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


Weed Enforcement


 In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-6054

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