To not break the city code of Rockford, make sure you keep your lawn mowed.

I'm going to admit it. I hate mowing the lawn. I have friends that love it but I'd much rather spend my time doing something else. My property isn't very big and doesn't take very long.

This year, my yard maintenance has gotten off to a rough start. First of all, I'm a fair-weather mower. It's not been the best spring so I got a late start. By the time I went to do it, the grass was already pretty long.

Then my mower wouldn't start. The mechanic wasn't going to be able to finish it for a couple of weeks. My lawn would be like a prairie by then. Luckily, I was able to borrow one for a couple of days.

Another reason I didn't want to let it go that long, I was afraid one of my neighbors would call the city on me.  You can get in trouble for tall grass. It's a violation of a city code.

Thanks to a recent post on the city of Rockford Facebook page, here's how to determine if you're in the clear.

"What is the height limit for tall grass? 8 inches for most properties. If your property does not have a structure on it, and it is over 1 acre in size, then it may be up to 10 inches tall."

If someone on your block is a violator, report them HERE.

If you need any more information, HERE.

Now, go mow your lawn.


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