It is safe to say that Spring has finally sprung here in Atlanta. While Atlantans are enjoying the many benefits of Spring, including warm temperatures, festivals and a bevy of blooms, I’m sure that we can all agree that Spring does have a few downsides. Pollen is one of them. And, for many community associations, the beginning of “violation season” is another. What I am referring to when I say “violation season” is the unfortunate fact that as temperatures rise and vegetation comes back to life, the gardening and lawn maintenance efforts of some owners will not keep pace with the growth of their yards’ plant life. The governing documents of most community associations require that owners maintain their property in a neat and attractive manner, and overgrown lawns, weeds and unkempt landscaping beds will constitute a violation of this requirement. Luckily, most owners eventually catch up and cure the violation, either on their own initiation or with a friendly reminder.