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Fighting tall grass on vacant lots in Flint

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The Genesee Land Bank owns a lot of property in Flint and the rest of the county. Many of those are houses and other buildings that are vacant, and they have yards. The grass and weeds keep growing, and mowing is expensive. High grass is, at best, an eyesore. At worst, it’s a vector for pests and it increases fire risk.

Doug Weiland is the Executive Director at the Genesee County Land Bank. Listen to our conversation with him below.

Weiland says that what they’ve started doing is planting white clover on vacant lots. The white clover only grows to about a foot in height and chokes out other weeds. In addition, the white clover only needs to be cut once in a season.

Currently, Weiland says they’ve planted white clove on about 700 pieces of property and that they will plant on at least 500 more in the coming year. 

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