1168.07 MAINTENANCE STANDARDS.
   (a)   All landscaping materials shall be installed and maintained according to generally accepted nursery industry procedures.
   (b)   The owner/lessee or responsible party of the property shall be responsible for the continued property maintenance of all landscaping materials (both vegetative and non-vegetative) and landscaped areas, and shall keep them in a proper, neat and orderly appearance, in a weed-free condition, clear of undesirable undergrowth, and free from refuse and debris at all times.
   (c)   All unhealthy or dead plant material shall be replaced within one year, or by the next planting period, whichever comes first. All replacement plants shall conform to the standards that govern the original installation.
   (d)   All plant growth in landscaped areas shall be controlled by pruning, trimming, or other suitable methods so that plant materials do not interfere with public utilities, restrict pedestrian or vehicular access, or otherwise constitute a hazard.
   (e)   All non-vegetative materials used in landscaping, screening, or buffering shall be maintained in a suitable condition to continuously meet original installation standards. Any repairs or replacements needed to maintain such standards shall be made within six months of notice of violation by the Community Development Director.
   (f)   Violation of these installation and maintenance provisions shall be grounds for the Community Development Department to refuse a Development Permit, require replacement of the landscaping material, or institute legal proceedings to enforce the provisions of this Chapter.
(Ord. 2014-09.  Passed 2-19-14.)