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From the above story:
I thought I lived in Toledo but maybe not because I haven't noticed this alleged high grass problem in our area. I guess it's possible that our part of town is victimized by too many responsible home owners.
I guess it's possible that our part of town is victimized by too many responsible home owners.
Damn 1%'ers...always insulting us with their "mowed lawns" and "nice houses"...
You too can have a nice house and yard, if you gave 2 shits and a grin.
If the house with high grass is unoccupied just mow the darn thing. That's what we do. Lawns of houses in foreclosure, owned by banks, often dont get cut. A $75 fine wont mean a thing. They dont pay it. The city puts it on the property taxes as an assesment and it dissapears whenever the house is finally sold.
In a landlord - tenent situation, the fine goes to the landlord. You might get some action in those cases.
Agreed, Holland. I grumble, but when a vacant house pops up next to or near me, or an elderly neighbor becomes unable to get out and mow, I wheel my mower over and cut the shite. I am being exploited? Perhaps a little, but I'll be damned if I will let my neighborhood start looking blighted.
My brother calls this the "Detroit Theory" of home ownership; we grew up in Detroit, and this was something you did if you wanted to help ward off blight. Instead of whining, or griping to the city, more people should get off their arses and cleanup up their own neighborhoods.
Also, more than a few times I have cut a lazy neighbor's grass only to find that it seems to nudge them toward better upkeep down the road. They can hardly complain about getting a free lawn cutting (ostensibly they could try to plead trespassing, but most people are embarrassed when someone else cleans up their pig sty). To avoid conflict, you can always go over when the person is at work.
Of course, I live in a city neighborhood with higher home ownership rates, so I suppose in an area with more rentals this is less effective at the tenant level. You would probably get better results hounding the landlords, since they are the ones who are ultimately responsible.
We have a couple vacant houses that we and another neighbor keep up. We don't want to look at it.
I'm not just whining and complaining...if the houses were vacant it would be a different story.
People live in these homes in my neck of the woods. I know this because they be all sitting on the porches.
These people are just lazy.
Help em out go over at midnight and spray roundup over their whole yard, no grass = no cutting.
While I empathize with the sentiment, spraying a potent herbicide like Roundup on someone else's lawn is borderline vandalism. I once had some idiot use Roundup to spell an obscene word in my lawn, and I am thus not a fan of this approach. That, plus Roundup ain't cheap: to turn someone's yard into a dessicated brown plant-free zone would take several gallons on the stuff, and the last time I bought Roundup it was something like $16 a gallon.
Would it be better to look at a bunch of wilted brown plants as opposed to an uncut lawn? Hmmmm... probably not.
Also: you will make it easier for weeds to take root instead of grass, turning your neighbor's yard into a haven for noxious and aggressive weeds.
It was a joke, I wouldn't waste money on idiots, but airing out ideas like that help some to blow off steam.
Yeah I wouldnt waste the money either....I took it as a joke!