City of Abilene Soon to Crack Down on Tall Grass

By Courtney Burris |

Published 07/16 2014 06:35PM

Updated 07/16 2014 07:16PM

Summer rain is always welcome in West Texas, but of course it's never guaranteed. However, recent showers are keeping local landscapers busy.

"We have doubled in the lawn maintenance and we have increased big time in landscaping," explains BJ Mankin of Mankin and Sons Gardens. "That increase in sales is just over the past calendar year, too. It has been a busy summer, than the last two seasons," explains Mankin.

Tomas Vargas has been working for his father's lawn service company all summer and says he is much busier this summer than the last one. "Yeah, this summer, there has been a lot more rain," says Vargas.

The rain is welcomed, but Abilenians will have to dust off their mowers before next week to avoid fines from the city. The citations can be up to $500 dollars depending on the situation.

For more information on code compliance regarding grass and weeds, click here.

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