§ 6-1304.  Organic Land Management.
   City Council recognizes that the Department of Parks and Recreation will develop an organic land management plan. Organic land management practices shall be the method of choice to understand, prevent, and control actual and potential plants considered to be noxious weeds. The essential practices of organic pest land management include, but are not limited to:
   (1)   Regular soil testing;
   (2)   Addition of approved soil amendments as necessitated by soil test results, following, but not limited to, the recommendations of the Northeast Organic Farming Association;
   (3)   Selection of plantings using criteria of hardiness, suitability to native conditions; drought, disease and pest-resistance; and ease of maintenance;
   (4)   Modification of outdoor management practices to comply with organic horticultural science, including scouting, monitoring, watering, mowing, pruning, proper spacing, and mulching;
   (5)   The use of physical controls, including hand-weeding and over-seeding;
   (6)   The use of biological controls, including the introduction of natural predators, and enhancement of the environment of a pest's natural enemies;
   (7)   Through observation, determining the most effective treatment time, based on pest biology and other variables, such as weather and local conditions; and
   (8)   Eliminating pest habitats and conditions supportive of pest population increases.