Councillor Sheldon Bossert is looking to finish off the problem with unfinished yards.
Bossert wants to refine the residential development process to make sure landscaping is done on Fort Saskatchewan properties within a reasonable timeframe.
"I'm not saying everybody has to have grass, I'm not saying everybody has to have trees, but it should be finished to some form of a reasonable level," explained Bossert.
He added that once a house is finished, property owners or the developer should have two to three years to landscape.
The motion is in response to complaints made that some homeowners are "up to their waists in weeds" and their homes and vehicles are covered in dust and dirt during windstorms.
Administration will look at what other municipalities have in place as well as how difficult the new standard would be to enforce.
His motion will come before council for debate on July 10.