- ‘We didn’t feel the grass was important.’
- The size of this grass would be banned in Charlottetown but permitted in Stratford.
Property care, including lawn mowing, is managed by municipalities on P.E.I., so how lofty you can allow your grass to grow depends on where you stay.
Venassa Bernard-Smith, who lives in Charlottetown, was shocked to find out how short the grass could be and still merit a notice from the bylaw officer.
“We didn’t think the grass was important. Like, yeah, it could have been cut, but it wasn’t anything that was like over the top,” stated Bernard-Smith.
The grass size limit in the Charlottetown bylaw is 150 millimeters; however, like in other Island neighborhoods, you won’t get a message unless one of your neighbor’s gripes.
Charlottetown has one of the shorter grass conditions on the Island. Cornwall’s is the same, while Summerside, Stratford, and Kensington all let up to 200 millimeters. Souris and Three Rivers say that grass “shall be preserved.”
No city has a bylaw aimed explicitly at keeping lawns tidy. The laws are part of unsightly or unsafe beliefs bylaws, which cover how buildings are maintained, and the kinds of things you can store in your yard.
Source – CBC News