About 6 years ago a semi-reclusive neighbor decided to stop mowing his back yard. Over the years I've watched the grass grow higher and the bittersweet vines, weeds and animals take over.
Last year I thought about calling the town...not really to complain...more out of curiosity to ask exactly what the rules were, if any...about mowing your yard. But I believe any American homeowner should be free to paint their house fuchsia with a touch of orange trim or express themselves in whatever way they choose on their own property- So that part of me won out and I never made the call.
Good thing. Someone just told me my neighbor works for the town.
He mows the lawns in all the town parks.