The foundation of the program is a database of all land lots and homeowners’ covenants for every major suburban area in the United States. In conjunction with the Google Earth technology, the company will now be able to monitor the length of an individual property owner’s lawn and compare it against existing codes in the database. Automatic reminder notices are generated when a lawn reaches unacceptable levels.
“When you need a mow, Google will automatically interrupt some neighbor kid’s online gaming and requisition the cutting of your lawn,” said Google representative.
Google is in talks with POAs across the country and expects 80% participation by summer 2009.