In Khmelnytskyi, lawn grass is often cut almost to the root. As a result, we get an unaesthetic appearance and wasteland instead of vegetation already at the beginning of summer. However, recently, more and more residents argue against such radical mowing. After all, the grass mowed down to the root turns yellow already in early June, and after moving, the utility workers do not remove the dead grass or water the lawns.
According to the rules of improvement, the residents of buildings, officials, entrepreneurs are obliged to mow grass of 10 centimeters or higher in public areas. However, no one forces to cut it down to the root.
This way of working can theoretically be explained by the desire to mow less often, and therefore feel calm longer. After all, you can get a fine for a lawn with tall grass: for citizens the fine is from 20 to 80 tax-free minimum incomes (340-1360 hryvnias), for officials and entrepreneurs – from 50 to 100 tax-free minimum incomes (850-1700 hryvnias).
At the same time, in Khmelnytskyi, they decided to take into account the experience of European cities that adapt to climate change. In particular, they are considering the possibility of planting meadow grasses. Such lawns are called “Moorish”. For them, mowing is provided no more than twice a year. In addition, when mowing in parks, it is advisable to take into account the weather conditions and the natural cycles of the animals for which the grass is their habitat.