Kansas City woman uses 80 tons of sand to turn yard into beach so she won't have to mow

Georgianna Reid's sandbox has led her neighbors to file complaints with the city.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   May 28, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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KANSAS CITY , Mo., May 28 (UPI) -- An elderly Kansas City woman was tired of mowing her lawn so she decided to get rid of her grass - by covering it up with 80 tons of sand.

Georgianna Reid turned the front yard of her Kansas City home into a beach and it's now known throughout the area as the sandbox.

"Now being over 60, I've decided that I've owned the house for 33 years and that I wasn't going to mow anymore or water," Reid told KCTV 5.

Not all of Reid's neighbors are enthralled with the idea of playing in the sandbox and some of them have filed complaints with the city.

"I think the house looks revolting with all that is out there," neighbor Edwin Bisby said. "I'm sure it's going to hurt the property values in this neighborhood."

City inspectors were called out to Reid's home, but were unable to cite her with any violations because the sand is being used for landscaping purposes.

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