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Sod and/or seed shall be placed upon the ground in all barren areas to cover the front yard, side yards and rear yard for all new developments with the exception of single family lots. Single family lots shall be sodded to cover the front yard, side yards, and ten feet of rear yard. The sod or seed shall be a species normally grown as permanent lawn in central Ohio. Sod shall be laid solid. Seed shall be spread evenly and covered with a protective covering of wood cellulose hydro-mulch, or straw. Sod or Seeded areas shall be properly maintained to establish a dense turf, free of noxious pests, weeds and disease. All dead sod or seeded areas shall be replaced, at the earliest planting season, and properly watered and maintained to establish a dense turf, free of noxious pests and disease. For steep banks or areas where groundcover is preferred, groundcover maybe used in lieu of grass. Groundcovers shall be planted at a consistent spacing to achieve a finished well developed appearance within two growing seasons.
(Ord. C11-96. Passed 2-20-96; Ord. C58-97. Passed 11-17-97.)