It’s that time of year again. When lawns grow inches overnight and pent-up homeowners respond furiously with their lawnmowers. Bless their hearts for keeping our neighborhoods trim and good-looking.
But, as you join this noble troop, please keep in mind that your lawn clippings belong in your lawn – not in our streets.
Every year, inconsiderate people (called “Grassholes”) blow their grass into our streets. Consequences of their thoughtlessness include:
- clogging our already-overburdened storm sewers,
- grass flowing into the Lake, adding to our algae problem,
- “slippery” pavements for motorcycle and bicycle riders,
- just plain ugly streets and neighborhoods.
So please, please, don’t be a Grasshole yourself. And if you see one, gently educate them by giving them two beeps of your car horn (for Grass … Hole.) Possibly they’re not as inconsiderate as they seem to be.
Yours for cleaner streets,
Jeffrey H. Bryden