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    WDM may ban front yard gardens

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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Don't care I live in Ames.



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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Don't care I live in Ames.
    Thanks for reading title, clicking it, and posting this.


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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    I wish I could grow a garden. I basically live in a desert.



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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    I don't live in Iowa, but here in Springfield I absolutely hate the "front yard gardens" here. Walking dogs sucks along the sidewalks, everyone puts the tall grass 2 feet from the sidewalk, feels like I am walking in a corn field at times.


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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Doesn't the person who wants to grow a garden in front law bare any responsiblity for choosing to live in a city that is probably going to care more about manicured lawns that sustainable gardening?

    It is like someone living in Ankeny complaining they have to pay for yet another new elementary school. Guess what? You chose to live in a city that is popular with families with kids.

    Move.

    Problem solved.


    Last edited by capitalcityguy; 02-06-2013 at 10:10 PM.
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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Doesn't the person who wants to grow a garden in front law bare any responsiblity for choosing to live in a city that is probably going to care more about manicured lawns that sustainable gardening?

    Move.

    Problem solved.
    I agree. If you don't like front yard gardens, move.



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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Doesn't the person who wants to grow a garden in front law bare any responsiblity for choosing to live in a city that is probably going to care more about manicured lawns that sustainable gardening?

    Move.

    Problem solved.
    Just curious, but what's the problem with a front yard garden? This law doesn't sound like it was conceived in the "Land of the Free" if you ask me.

    And... uh... if WDM makes the law after the front yard gardener has made it their home, why are you holding the gardener to blame? Sounds like it's currently perfectly legal to do it right now.



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    Move rather than try to get it stopped? Good lawd.


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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Just curious, but what's the problem with a front yard garden? This law doesn't sound like it was conceived in the "Land of the Free" if you ask me.

    And... uh... if WDM makes the law after the front yard gardener has made it their home, why are you holding the gardener to blame? Sounds like it's currently perfectly legal to do it right now.
    I'm not blaming the gardener for anything other than realizing where you chose to live comes with consequences.

    Plenty of cities that would embrace this type of thing. Why stay in one that doesn't?


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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I'm not blaming the gardener for anything other than realizing where you chose to live comes with consequences.

    Plenty of cities that would embrace this type of thing. Why stay in one that doesn't?
    A resident raised the issue, it hasn't been enacted yet, so why move before voicing your opinion?

    City council member Kevin Trevillyan said he didn’t think the ordinance is something he is “comfortable pursuing.”“I understand your concern and frustrations…but I struggle with where do you draw the line on property owner rights that say here’s what you can and can’t do on your own property?” Trevillyan said.
    Mayor Steve Gaer who is filling in on the subcommittee until a new city council member is elected later this month, recommended bringing the ordinance to a meeting so all city council members could be a part of the discussion. Gaer asked staff to come up with more specific alternatives, such as a size limitation and to look at whether other cities have similar ordinances.
    “Fortunately we’ve only had one or two complaints, but if it’s next to you it’s an issue,” Gaer said


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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    They should. THat is why you have a back yard. <--Talking veggie garden that is.
    If its flower garden, thats lame



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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    I don't have a front garden.

    My wife doesn't like it.



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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    They should. THat is why you have a back yard. <--Talking veggie garden that is.
    If its flower garden, thats lame
    Some vegetables can make very nice ornamentals. I like to use sweet potato (a member of the morning glory family) as a flowering ground cover plant.



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    Re: WDM may ban front yard gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    They should. THat is why you have a back yard. <--Talking veggie garden that is.
    If its flower garden, thats lame
    If it isn't overgrown, then what's the big deal?



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