By RTH Staff
Published May 27, 2008
In an effort to reduce operating expenses and provide a more natural environment, Mayor Fred Eisenberger advocates letting the medians of Hamilton's highways go au naturel with indigenous wildflowers rather than manicured grass.
In an email he sent out today, Mayor Eisenberger wrote, "Naturalization is native plant species; it is leading landscape design management. A naturalized landscape is low maintenance, doesn't need pesticides and has very few weeds."
Needless to say, Councillor Lloyd Ferguson (Ancaster) disagrees. Today's Spectator reported his opposition to the idea: "Wildflowers is a nice way of saying weeds."
What do you think? Should Hamilton encourage natural biodiversity on public medians, or should we maintain residential lawn standards of consistency and uniformity?