Spring is here and with the warmer temperatures and precipitation, it won’t take long for lawns to start growing. April is National Lawn Care Month and with that in mind, the City of Great Bend would like to remind everyone of the hazards of an improperly maintained lawn. Overgrown vegetation provides a habitat for birds, rodents, and insects including mosquitos. A neglected lawn can intrude on rights-of-way, sidewalks, and even streets causing safety concerns for the public as well as service crews. Mowing responsibilities also include all alleyways and utility easements. Poor maintenance of lawns can also attribute to fires during hot and dry summers. So, if you should happen to receive a letter referencing your property, please take it as it has been intended. A reminder to please keep your property cleaned up. Let’s make Great Bend a great place to live.
More information on vegetation and other codes can be found on the city website https://www.greatbendks.net/ under the Code of Ordinances link.
You can also visit the Lawn Institute website to learn more about the environmental benefits of a healthy, well-maintained lawn. https://www.thelawninstitute.org/pages/april-isnational-lawn-care-month/