Weed Maintenance in Beaumont
Weeds are non-native plants that grow and spread quickly. They can be very aggressive and may displace or alter native plants. As per the Alberta Weed Control Act, municipalities are required to control the spread of noxious weeds. The City of Beaumont works diligently to control noxious weeds, ensuring the safety of other plant species in surrounding areas.
|RESIDENTS: We urge residents and property owners to be proactive about weed control. Please remain vigilant about weed growth on your property and help control their spread before they affect neighbouring properties. If you notice that weeds are growing in your lawn or garden, here are measures you can take to control weed spread.|
Don’t be Deceived, it Could be a Weed!
Weeds in Alberta are regulated into two groups:
- Prohibited Noxious: These weeds are highly invasive, cause damage to the crops and destroy the whole ecosystem. This must be eradicated by killing off the plant’s reproductive and growing parts.
- Noxious: These weeds must be controlled by preventing their spread and are too numerous to be eradicated.
An additional, non-regulated category is called “nuisance weeds.” The most common nuisance weed is the Dandelion. Properties infested with this weed, along with tall grasses could still be cited as unsightly by the City of Beaumont if vegetation is over 6 inches tall. To learn more about how to identify weeds, click HERE.
Noxious and Restricted Weed Control Notice
Weeds designated as noxious or restricted by Provincial legislation will be controlled as required. The threshold for noxious weeds is zero.
From June to September, spraying for noxious and restricted weeds takes place in Beaumont. As per the Beaumont Integrated Pest Management Policy, broadleaf weeds are sprayed in August and September. Signs will be posted in the affected areas 24 hours prior to application and 48 hours following application. The PCP number of the substance used will be posted on the notification signs. To learn more about Beaumont's weed and pest spraying program, click HERE.
For more information, please contact us by phone at 780-929-8782. If you have concerns about weeds at a property, please visit our Weeds and Unsightly Property Program webpage for details on the bylaw and what you can do.