Frequently Asked Questions

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Landscaping Requirements Residential: What landscaping is required in my front yard? Is anything prohibited?

The Zoning Ordinance requires 2 24-inch box trees, 7 5-gallon shrubs, and 7 1-gallon ground covers for every residential front yard. Custom homes in designated rural neighborhoods and custom home lots with no design standards are exempt from this standard. Additionally, alternatives to the 2-tree requirement may be approved by the Community Development Director, based on the available open soil area in the front yard.

New grass or turf is prohibited in any residential front yard. You may, however, replace or repair existing turf in your front yard.