(Toledo, OH) I recently came into possession of a collection of large rocks that I have strategically placed in a decorative fashion around my lawn. The previous owner of the boulders was my next door neighbor, who - at age 85 - feels he is too old to use the weed trimmer to cut around the rocks any longer.
We worked a deal where I will cut a section of his grass that is inaccessible to his riding lawnmower. I get rocks, he gets free grass cutting - it's win-win, baby.
But I digress.
My lot is on a fairly busy residential corner, and over the years my lawn has been terrorized by inebriated motorists who cannot seem to keep their vehicles on the actual pavement. While I looked to the newly-acquired chunks of granite and sandstone as "decorative," I could not help but gleefully envision the night when the next sloshed buffoon would barrel through my grass and, well, pay a toll for his stupidity.
For the record - I am no lawn Nazi, and one will find crabgrass, dandelions, and clover jockeying for position with my fescue. That being said, pairs of tire tracks in the front yard do detract from its aesthetic appeal, and I do my best to cut and trim my motley lawn on a regular basis.
My weeds are very short weeds.
Since the placement of the weighty stones last month I have not seen a set of tire tracks on my lawn, and I believe two vehicles have "kissed the gneiss." I thus have a better-looking lawn, and at least two dweebs have learned lessons about wandering off the road.
A quick question, though - are there ordinances that specify the distance such rocks must be placed away from the road? I have mine about one foot off the pavement, but I have neighbors who place theirs right on the road's edge.
The last thing I would like to do is be the recipient of a city citation, or wind up on the losing end of a frivolous lawsuit.