The City of Laguna Woods maintains landscaping along El Toro Road, Moulton Parkway, Ridge Route Drive, and Santa Maria Avenue, as well as within “A Place for Paws” Dog Park, City Centre Park, Woods End Wilderness Park, and the City Hall Complex. The City does not maintain landscaping within the private community of Laguna Woods Village or along streets in the City of Laguna Hills (including Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills Drive, and Paseo de Valencia).
The City is committed to maintaining its public street medians, parkways, parks, and other landscape areas in a high-quality and environmentally conscious manner. On November 19, 2018, the City Council unanimously approved a comprehensive “Weed Control and Integrated Pesticide Management Policy,” in part, to limit the City’s already minimal use of pesticides, eliminate the use of gas-powered blowers, and dramatically reduce the use of non-gas-powered blowers. Implementation of the landscape maintenance practices contained in the Weed Control and Integrated Pesticide Management Policy began on December 20, 2018 and continues to this day.
Notable landscape maintenance practices include:
Please note that the Weed Control and Integrated Pesticide Management Policy applies only to landscape areas that are maintained by the City (e.g., City Hall, “A Place for Paws” Dog Park, City Centre Park, Woods End Wilderness Preserve, and public-street-related medians and parkways on El Toro Road, Moulton Parkway, Ridge Route Drive, and Santa Maria Avenue); landscape areas that are located within the private gated community of Laguna Woods Village or elsewhere on private property are not subject to its provisions. State law prohibits the City from regulating the use of pesticides on private property.