1281.03  LANDSCAPING REGULATIONS FOR NEW RESIDENTIAL HOMES.
   (a)   Within six months of the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy or final certificate of occupancy, which ever occurs first, lawns shall be installed.  Said lawn may be sodded, seeded or hydro seeded, but must be installed in all areas of residential property not otherwise landscaped.  Lawn shall be considered installed when a species of grass normally grown as lawn in southeastern Michigan has been properly planted by the placement of sod, seeding or hydro seeding, on all unpaved ground surfaces not occupied by trees, shrubs, hedges, and/or other methods of standard landscaping.  Seeded and hydro seeded areas must be maintained and shall present complete coverage within three (3) months of planting.  The property owner shall be responsible for soil erosion protection prior to such installation, and shall be responsible for maintaining the approved grade before and after lawn installation.
   (b)   Within six months of the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy or final certificate of occupancy, whichever occurs first, the property owner shall plant two deciduous trees with a trunk size of not less than two inch caliper as measured one foot above the base of the tree.  The property owner is encouraged to plant one tree in the front of the home and one in the back of the home.
(Ord. 2006-11.  Passed 9-5-06.)