What is the Ontario Pesticide Ban?
Did you know that Ontario effectively banned the use of lawn and garden pesticides back in April of 2009? This ban, which included more than 250 popular pesticide treatments, has greatly limited the way Ottawa lawn care companies can treat and protect lawns against harmful pests and persistent weed growth. Luckily, the talented lawn care crew at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa have developed a number of techniques and environmentally-friendly pesticide alternatives that can help ensure the health and vitality of your lawn this summer.
About the Pesticide Ban
The Ontario-wide pesticide ban came into effect on Earth Day in April of 2009. The ban, which is now law across all of the province, banned the sale of pesticides "for cosmetic purposes on lawns, gardens, parks, and school yards, and includes many herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides." This ban also prohibited the types of lawn care products that automatic lawn sprinkler system installers could provide to their customers. There are no exceptions to this pesticide ban. If you have used chemicals on your lawn, vegetable garden, patio, driveway or ornamental gardens in the past, you are no longer permitted to do so and can be fined if these chemicals are found in your possession.