The HOA is making everyone in the community resod the lawn to meet their specifications... It must be St. Augustine grass. My landlord insists that this is my responsibility. My lease says I am responsible for "lawn maintenance". What does lawn maintenance mean? I cut it, fertilize it, water it, and debug it. I'm worried that when I move out at the end of this month, he will keep my security deposit to resod his lawn. What are my options here? Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
Lawn replacement usually does not fall under lawn maintenance. This is the landlord's responsibility unless he can prove you didn't properly maintain it and you were responsible for the lawn needing to be replaced.
On a side note, HOAs cannot demand St. Augustine grass be installed. The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Act protects homeowners and gives them the right to choose turfgrasses which use less water, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
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Typically no. Maintenance is no a total re-sodding that the HOA is requiring. But you need to take the lease to a lawyer to review as it controls.
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