Landscape Pest Management
Use an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to managing your landscape – it's an environmentally-sustainable option for any green space. An effective pest management plan will include:
- Proper monitoring
When planning your landscape, consider using an IPM program that focuses on proper plant management and site design in order to prevent pest problems. This includes protecting and attracting native beneficial species like insects and birds that keep pest populations in check.
An integrated approach means growing healthy plants by:
- Choosing the right plant for the right site
- Using pest-resistant plants
- Managing soil fertility, watering and drainage
- Consider using native plants which are well adapted - many local nurseries now stock native plants, trees and shrubs
Landscapers and managers of multi-residence properties who apply pesticides must follow provincial regulations.