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Tall Grass Is A Growing Problem

June 7, 2014, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

Tall Grass Is A Growing Problem
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

With all the rain we've been getting lately, the lawns are green and growing fast.

The city has been taking dozens of complaints about overgrown lawns. That's why the city wants to remind homeowners tall grass and obnoxious weeds won't be tolerated and if you don't take care of them, you could face a stiff fine.

In Sioux Falls, it's the law to keep your lawn shorter than eight inches tall. As you can see, several people are not following the rules.

"The grass was about up to my knee roughly," David Edwards said.

Edwards didn't get cited by the city, but thinks he probably would have if he hadn't borrowed a mower two days ago. 

"It wasn't so much of a choice, it was more of we didn't have a lawn mower," Edwards said.

Susan Fluth has lived in her home for almost eight years.  She does a good job of keeping her grass mowed, but the property owner just across the street does not.

"It is a little frustrating and then weeds spread, so if someone's not taking care of their lawn, the weeds kind of progress to other lawns," Fluth said.

If you get a letter from the city, you have seven days to mow your lawn.  If you don't, you'll be fined $100, plus the cost of having it mowed.

"That's part of being a homeowner, you have a lot of rights, but you also have a lot responsibilities," Kevin Smith said.

Kevin Smith with City Planning says he understands it's hard to mow when it's been raining a lot, but that's why he encourages everyone to stay on top of it.

"It's best not to wait until you get contacted by the city, because at that point your lawn probably is out of control and nobody likes to live next to that," Smith said.

Smith also encourages people to ask their neighbors, especially if they are elderly or disabled, if they need help with their lawns.

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