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Posted March 3, 2020

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Keep your yard, vacant lot and land cut to less than 12 inches, as outlined in the city ordinance.

It’s the season for grass and weeds— and they’re growing quickly. The city began spot-mowing in January, which is the earliest mowing in recent years. Full mowing of rights-of-way and medians started in February.

This year, rights-of-way are on a 14-day mow cycle during the growing season.

Remember: property owners are responsible for mowing the rights-of-way next to their homes and road. Keep your yard, vacant lot or land cut to less than 12 inches tall, as provided in the city ordinance. If left overgrown, it can result in hefty fines from the city.

Keeping yards free of tall grass and weeds can prevent mosquitos, rodents and wildlife from invading your property and creating hazards to you, your family and your neighbors. It’s particularly important to help prevent mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus (mosquitoes seek shelter in tall grass during the heat of the day).

Report high grass and weeds by email, phone at 817-392-1234 or via the MyFW app.

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