The Municipality of Chelsea has banned the use of pesticides for aesthetic purposes on the entire territory, except in certain cases mentioned in the by-law, for which it is necessary to obtain a permit from the municipality before any pesticide is used.

 

Consult by-law on pesticides


ALTERNATIVES AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
 

Weeds

Weeds can be removed by hand or by using a vinegar and apple cider mixture of equal parts and spraying the boiling hot liquid.

 

Natural insecticide

In a litre of water, add 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of biodegradable soap or biodegradable insecticidal soap to water your plants or spray the leaves.

 

Grasscycling

Grasscycling is leaving the grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. It saves you the task of cleaning up the clippings with a rake or emptying out your lawnmower bag in addition to several other benefits to you and your lawn.

Grasscycling allows you to:

  • protect the soil from aridity
  • provide food to soil organisms
  • minimize the risk of disease
  • eliminate or reduce the need for fertilizers
  • save time and money.

 

Resources

 

Information

Planning and sustainable development