The City Planning Commission has signed off on a proposal allowing alternative lawns in the city. The ordinance amendment would allow gardeners and other homeowners to plant grass alternatives on their property.
Wildflowers, plants, bushes and other non-invasive species would be allowed, but the lawn must still comply with existing code enforcement regulations. Alloway Sustainability Coordinator, Sarah Galloway, tells us, “a garden is a specific area that is designed and planted with purpose, a law that someone stopped mowing is in violation so this is making it clear who is violating the law and who is planting an alternative landscape”.
Tha amended ordinance now goes on to City Council for further approval.