Turf Management & Weed Mitigation
The Town of Lyons Parks and Public Works Department scheduled services for Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday May 4th for an all-organic fertilizer being applied in both Bohn and LMJ Park. Full details are provided here. The service will be done by SavaTree. The product being applied in Assure 8-0-6 Organic granular fertilizer. It is all-organic and has no synthetics. It will be applied per the recommended application rates.
Town staff and select Contractors will also continue the use of select non-synthetic, natural and organic weed control products both on main street and in some park areas where we are encountering weed issues. This product is OMRI rated. The link below is to the product we intend to utilize again in 2022. This will be done mostly in hardscape and rock bed areas. I have also included a link to the website, product label, SDS sheet and the Town weed management policy.
https://mirimichigreen.com/products/weed-control-concentrate/ -product info page
The Town's utilizes the Lyons Integrated Weed Management Plan, to guide weed management practices. The Town employs weed control measures on:
- Over 90 acres of community & neighborhood parks
- Over 135 acres of open space
- Over 5 miles of trails
- Public roads and right-of-ways in town limits
The Town of Lyons' weed management plan is an integrative approach, consisting of mowing, hand-pulling, herbicide application, cultural control, and public outreach and education. The objective of the plan is to minimize the occurrence of weeds and the associated negative impacts on native plant communities, public lands, and public corridors within Lyons.
By utilizing an integrative approach to weed management, the Town strives to prevent the introduction of new invasive plant species, eradicate isolated or limited populations, and contain and manage weed species that are established within Lyons.
- Minimize the occurrence of weeds and associated negative impacts on native plant communities, nearby open space lands, agricultural lands, and public corridors.
- Utilize an integrative weed management approach to prevent the introduction of new invasive plant species and to contain and manage weed species that are established within the county.
- Promote education and awareness of new and potential invasive weed species.
The Colorado Noxious Weed Act states that noxious weed management is the responsibility of each local governing agency - incorporated municipalities, counties, and lands owned by state and federal agencies. Boulder County currently has 22 plants which are listed in the Boulder County Noxious Weed Management Plan.
For more information on noxious weeds in Lyons, including mitigation resources, visit the Noxious Weeds page.