David Hutton has had to work harder than ever to maintain his lawn.
"Once in a while well take care of it two maybe three times a week," said Hutton.
It's a good thing he enjoys it because he could be fined for not trimming his grass.
The city of Cisco has a citywide mandate enforcing residents to get rid of weeds and trash from yards.
Hutton says hes finally noticing a difference.
"I'll tell you what it looks one hundred percent better than it did a couple years ago," he said.
He and other neighbors even chip in to help anyone in need.
"If somebody needs a hand if their lawn mowers broke or something we don't mind helping them," said Tony Castillo.
But they do have their limits.
"We're not going to do it every time," said Castillo.
Which is why they agree the ordinance is a must.
"It degrades our whole neighborhood. It depreciates our place if we want to sell it," said Castillo.
The ordinance includes areas other than the front lawn.
Property owners are supposed to maintain gutters and remove unused vehicles or any other blighted items from their property.
City officials say the reasons are more than just cosmetic.
"It's always a fire hazard as well if things dry out and as fast our country dries out, it could cause fires," said Cisco City Manager Jim Baker.
Violators could be fined up to $300 or even jailed.
City police are extra attentive during seasons like spring.
"Of course you know the growth is so much we get rainfall and the grass grows, trees grow," said Baker.
While some may see it as an exaggerated attempt, Hutton says its all a part of making Cisco a better place to come home to.
"The city right now is already starting to grow," he said, "You know were having businesses and everything else so you know i think its a good idea."