Loc: Alexandria, VA
but pass laws not allowing people in the city to let their own lawns go to seed. Insisting the keep it mowed
Er … most of those requirements are usually set by owners associations and the like. Actual *laws* are usually predicated on not letting things get *so* bad as to be a fire hazard (long, dry weeds make for excellent kindling). But yes, it is interesting how laws governing land use vary by geography and environment -- whod'a thunk?
Yeah most of the ordinances I've seen prohibit weeds and grass > 6" tall… that's deep. Grass will seed long before that… HAY maybe not !
And it's for what you said - fire prevention… just the same, they give you several warnings… it's not like the yard Gestapo !! Most who get fined are just negligent , stupid, or lazy… Most the laws (like that) we have are because of some previous disaster, or someone abusing someone else ! They just didn't wake up some AM and say lets make a new law about people's lawns !!
We have "quality of life" laws that include mowing and such. They never get enforced for the real problems, like the abandoned house that neighbors have begun to use as a dumping ground so as to avoid having to pay a trash hauler. Instead, every now and then an "inspector" comes around and gives people tickets (it used to be a warning, but now we're past warnings) because somehow a person's garden aesthetic doesn't please the "inspector." We got a warning a few years ago because my wife has a lot of containers out in the back, where she grows vegetables. The inspector didn't like the containers. It looked trashy, he thought. We ignored the warning. And ate our tomatoes and peppers in peace.
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Yes he probably has been grazing the same area for years but not at the same time. I'm sure he has moved his cattle around to different parts of the area . Ranchers know about this . They don't need some one from Chicago or Washington, D.C. To tell them .
without a doubt...I was merely quoting the foole if he'd been grazing the same parcel there wouldn't be a surviving blade o' grass anywhere in sight.
I may be a city-dweller but I'm also a USDA Certified Garden/Farm Advisor. One thing we're versed in is Drought Control & Mitigation
thaz y I'm always "on-about" degree days and disease vector migration and stuff most "normal" people never bother to think about.
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