Category: Weeds

GJR Weed Control Notice

Attached is a notice that will be placed in the City section of the Tribune next week. The product is similar to potato starch left in your pot when you boil potatoes. This test will allow field verification as to effectiveness as well as application rates and survivability from one year to the next. Staff […]

Wolfond Park on Saturday

Wolfond Park Clean Up this Saturday 9 am till Noon *weeding, mulching, re-tagging, counting of tree plantings *we will knock down the Japanese knotweed and make more space for the dogwoods that are beginning to thrive there. *a request has been made for assistance weeding the flower garden at the south end. This garden is not […]

More on long grass in the park

During the 2011 budget discussions, reductions were made to park’s maintenance staffing. Has this decision impacted staff’s ability to meet our turf 10 day standard or is weather the overwhelming factor here? Reductions to staffing were made as part of the 2010 budget process—-we lost (10) students from our seasonal staffing complement, and then as […]

Long grass in our parks

The following staff correspondence was received in response to a resident’s concern about current turf conditions in Dakota Park. The response is applicable to virtually all City of Guelph’s parks and greenspaces, as we collectively deal with a most unusual spring.  ian With the inordinate amount of rain, staff have been working additional overtime to try to keep-up with […]

grass cutting

I am wondering if the city has quit cutting grass as well as spraying for weeds. The parks are a DISGRACE !!! St George’s Park has weeds(dandelions) standing almost a foot high (unless you finally cut it in the last 3-4 days). I don’t blame people for being upset when they try to keep their property […]