FLORIDA – HOA, homeowner at odds over ‘Florida-friendly’ grass

CCFJ.net: HOA, homeowner at odds over ‘Florida-friendly’ grass
May 26, 2015

ORANGE COUNTY — A west Orange County community homeowner’s attempt to improve some landscaping has led to a three-year battle with the neighborhood’s homeowners association.

The Summerport HOA rules allow for certain types of grass to be planted as lawns. The bahia one family put in is not on the list.

But the homeowners believe state law allows them to have bahia and other water-friendly landscaping.

Karina Veaudrey of the Florida Native Plant Society said bahia grass is a water-friendly grass, requiring much less water that St. Augustine, which is the type seen on most Summerport lawns.

But the HOA rules say lawns should be either St. Augustine grass or zoysia grass. The HOA is suing the homeowner.  Read more:

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