North Port, Florida, like any city on the Gulf Coast (or like most in America) has a variety of city codes the impact how you must maintain your yard, lawn and landscaping. While we can’t advise you on every code in the extensive requirements that citizens of this area have to follow, there are some very specific codes that are important for every home owner and yard service to know about.
When you work with Turf Enough lawn service, we do what we can to assist you in keeping your lawn at its best. Our specialty is grass – from making sure its properly mowed to our added value services like lawn fertilization.
We can also help keep your plantings and mulched areas free of weeds and beautifully landscaped. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about these services.
Check out these three important code highlights every resident in North Port should know about:
Grass / Weeds –It shall be unlawful for any owner to permit the excessive growth of sodded or seeded grass areas in excess of 12 inches in height on an improved or developed lot.
Irrigation guidelines – Residents of even-numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursday and/or Sunday.Residents of odd-numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and/or Saturday.No irrigation is allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.Initial violations will be punishable by a warning. Additional violations will result in fines.
Excessive and impinging growth; hazardous trees – It shall be unlawful for any owner of any lot to permit impinging growth upon improved City right-of-way, sidewalks and/or streets, or road right-of-way easement except that branches of trees at least eight (8) feet above the surface of a sidewalk or at least fourteen (14) feet above the surface of the portion of the street used for vehicular traffic, whether planted in the right-of-way area or upon private property, may be permitted with authorization by the city and in accordance with any applicable city code. It shall be unlawful for any owner of any lot to permit impinging growth upon an abutting improved or developed lot, provided that: Enforcement of this provision is limited to verified complaints received by the city from an owner of a lot that abuts the rear or side of a lot where there is impinging growth. A hazardous tree on any lot that poses an actual hazard or damage to the public, rights-of-way or utilities as determined by the city or to an adjacent lot upon a complaint by the adjacent lot owner, tenants, lessees, or occupants, are hereby declared to be a public nuisance. It shall be the responsibility of the owner of any lot to remove or cause to be removed any such hazardous tree on their lot, however the city is empowered at the owner’s expense to immediately abate a hazardous tree if it is determined by the city to be an emergency hazardous situation. Please view Chapter 42 of the North Port City Code; Nuisances.
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