Yes. We need to keep evolving our property standards so that native plants and naturalized lawns and yards are encouraged. It is somewhat of a balancing act to ensure that ”naturalized” isn’t used, for example, by negligent landlords to excuse poor maintenance. But I am sure we can navigate this, and Council recently directed staff to recommend changes to the by-law in this direction. City-owned lands should be prioritized for native plantings and naturalized areas. As a bonus, this leads to saving funds as it decreases the need for constant mowing.
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