Well there is one thing the heat and dry conditions have been good for, weeds and the city of Lima has been seeing a lot of them.
While the grass is not growing weeds are taking off like gang busters and city officials want residents to know they can get cited if they get out of hand.
As you drive around you can see yards beginning to look more like meadows with weeds way over the 8 inch limit listed in the city ordinance.
Noxious weeds thrive in this type of weather and can become a nuisance.
Amy Odum, director of the city's department of community development says that you won't get cited if you have a few tall weeds in your yard but if the lawn is covered it could cost you.
It is a $50 civil penalty for violating the ordinance. If the city comes out to mow it is $350 and there is an administrative fee of $205. If a contractor is used there fees will also cost you. So before the weeds are even cut it could cost you over $500 for not cutting them yourself.
The city has already issued several citations on weeds and urges residents to take care of it quickly because like a traffic ticket the dollar amount will go up the longer it is not paid.