Lawn care resources
Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations
Lawn watering regulations are in effect May 1 to October 15. Learn about the regional lawn watering regulations, which are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely. Includes a calendar of residential sprinkling times and municipal contact information for enforcement and more information.
Waterwise Irrigation Brochure
Understanding the basics of your automatic irrigation system and following a few easy steps can help you avoid an unhealthy lawn from overwatering and a fine when watering regulations are in place.
We Love Water
Tips and facts about indoor and outdoor water conservation and water quality in Metro Vancouver, to help residents be waterwise year round.
Grow Green Guide
In collaboration with UBC Botanical Garden, Grow Green is Metro Vancouver's guide to creating and maintaining a sustainable lawn or garden space. The Grow Green Guide includes climate-appropriate alternatives to grass lawns; tips on reducing water use, composting and tackling invasive species; and much more to help you create an outdoor space with a positive impact on our local environment.
Chafer Beetle in Metro Vancouver
A healthy lawn is the best defence against chafer beetle, an invasive insect that has damaged lawns throughout the region. Learn more about chafer beetle and how to treat it within the lawn watering regulations.
Nutrifor™ Landscaping Soil
Nutrifor™ Landscaping Soil is made by blending Metro Vancouver biosolids with wood chips and sand. The soil is high in organic matter which helps retain water and reduces the need for frequent watering. Nutrifor Landscaping Soil also contains plant essential nutrients that are slowly released over time which reduces the need for chemical fertilizer. Learn more about how Metro Vancouver recycles biosolids to return valuable organic matter and nutrients to land.
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