Mayor Soglin's Blog

It is Dandelion Season!

May 16, 2017 11:00 AM


While I know they can be beautiful when you see a sea of yellow flowers waving in the breeze, they can also be very frustrating and once those flowers are gone, frankly a tad unsightly.

We need to be patient though as the City of Madison has a no chemical policy.  Although a little weed killer spray could take out some dandelions and other weeds, it could also potentially harm bees and other pollinators.

This is a busy time for City crews responsible for mowing, and we need to keep in mind that staff is mowing more than just medians.  We have parks, greenways and plenty of other land that also needs attention and we just do not have enough staff to get everything done at once.

My request to everyone is be patient, this too will pass.  Thanks for understanding and thanks for appreciating our City staff who are out there every day trying to make this a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

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