​​​​​​​​​​​​​Residents, business, and institutions can help protect the natural environment through the maintenance of their private property. Various garden styles can improve biodiversity, urban agriculture, pollinator habitats, while also reduce stormwater runoff and increase the conservation of resources.
​​​​The update to the City's Grass and Weed Cutting By-law 166-2011​ aims to provide property owners with more choice over their approach to gardening. The proposed changes offer more flexibility, while maintaining​ the health and safety of residents, their properties, and Brampton's environment. As part of this update, the City is exploring the following:

  • permitting a wider variety approaches to gardening
  • easing the requirements for removal of grass clippings
  • establishing a prohibited plant list that includes toxic and invasive species
  • ensuring maintenance standards for safety​​​

​​The following provided is a summary of the proposed updates:​

Grass and Weed Cutting By-Law 166-2011 Proposed Update​​​: Document​


Engagement Opportunities

  1. Visit the Brampton Farmers' Market on June 11th (Grow Green Booth) and/or June 25th (Parks Booth), where Staff will have information on the By-law update and be available to answer questions and receive feedback.
  2. Starting June 11th, 2022, information on the By-law update will be provided and an online survey will be available here for the public to provide comments.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts on the proposed By-Law update.

​​ ​​​​Take a ​Survey
For additional questions on the By-law update, please contact growgreen@brampton.ca.

 Naturalized Gardens

​​A naturalized garden that incorporates more native species and sustainable gardening has many benefits; such as
  • providing food, shelter, and water for wildlife
  • restoring native habitats which have been rapidly demolished because of urbanization
  • requiring less maintenance, which contributes to​:
    • conservation of water and soil​
    • less pesticides and fertilizer use
    • reduced need for fossil fuel consumption (e.g. gas for lawn mowers)