JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- They are tall and bushy, and it doesn't look very good. And it's one more thing Tropical Storm Debby brought our way. "It looks like it hasn't been mowed in two months," said Dan Debord.
Sidewalks look more like nature trails. "You really have to be cautious because you never know what you will see," said Joseph Beach.
And medians look like abandoned lawns. "I have seen anywhere from two to four feet. It's been that high," said Beach.
That makes it harder for joggers and bikers to travel down Jacksonville streets. "I've run into snakes the last couple of weeks. I see a lot of little lizard too," said Beach.
"It's been high, and I don't know why it's been talking them so long to cut it," said Debord.
So why hasn't the grass along the sidewalks been touched since Tropical Storm Debby? We took your questions to the city to try to get to the bottom of this bushy mess.
"We are in our growing season right now. Grass grows faster between April and November," said Administrative Manager, Marcy Cook.
Marcy Cook with the Public Works Department tells Action News they manage 842-square-miles with 3,600 center line miles of road. And she says several days of heavy rain from two named storms didn't help.
"Debby impacted us more-so from a scheduling stand point than anything else," said Cook.
The City of Jacksonville holds contracts with landscapers who are supposed to mow every city property at least once, sometimes twice a month.
"When the ground is wet or it's raining outside, it's a little bit harder to mow. So we are running a little behind schedule," said Cook.
"With the week's worth of of rain, it obviously set them back," said Beach. City officials say anyone who sees unkempt sidewalks and medians in their area can report it to 630-CITY (2489).
You can also report it online to www.city.coj.net.