The CoolDown.com posted the following: "One Redditor recently posted looking for advice when their local homeowners association singled them out for their raised garden beds.
"Many homeowners who want to add gardens or other eco-friendly improvements to their homes face resistance from their HOA. One Redditor faced fines for having a garden bed just a few inches too wide, and another complained about the unfair, inconsistent enforcement of rules about planters.
"Some have faced long legal battles to make decisions about their own yards — but in many areas, the law is changing to protect homeowners who want to garden and make other improvements.
"This Redditor hoped to find similar laws in place in Knoxville, Tennessee. They posted to r/Knoxville to ask, 'HOA is mad I have garden boxes in front of my house. Is there any sort of local right to garden laws or anything?'
"In a comment, they add, 'I read [the HOA bylaws] and haven’t seen anything about landscaping or even types of plants allowed, etc. … I also walked around the neighborhood and saw at least 5 raised beds in front of other houses.'”
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