WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A Riverside neighborhood has mixed feelings about a yard that's become totally overgrown and isn't getting cut down. Now, the city is involved, telling the owner to cut the grass, but they say it's not that simple.

"We walk around the neighborhood quite a bit. I mean, it is a really nice neighborhood. But there's definitely some eyesores," said Amber, a Riverside resident.

Amber lives across the street from a tall, overgrown yard that's ruffling some feathers in the area.

"They put a lot of work into it. So I mean, they were literally out there every day for weeks, I felt like. Like tilling it all up," said Amber.

Owner Carey Tarkman says she and her husband bought the property to open a 1940s-themed women's social club, and decided just having grass in the yard was too boring.

"We wanted to have something beautiful and something different than a lawn," said Tarkman. "We decided to do a wildflower garden. My background is an antique rose grower. My husband's background in gardening is a veg gardener."

But it didn't go to plan, and after complaints from neighbors saying the overgrown lawn is now an eyesore, the city got involved.

"The big thing with the city is all of this. The only way to get this to be cut down is all the flowers have to be destroyed too," said Amber, showing us how the grass is taking over the yard.

While Tarkman says the city told her she could keep a couple of the smaller sections, she has just one week to cut down the majority of it, and says the grass is just too thick to save the flowers.

"I said, 'honey, can I stand in the plants and do this, and you buzz the grass? And then I come over, and I hold the flowers out of the way, and then you buzz it?' And he said, 'I don't think that's going to work very well'," said Tarkman.

While some neighbors who didn't want to go on camera told us they've been angry about the overgrown yard, others, like Amber, are much more understanding.

"I can imagine that it probably was not what they expected as well. And now it's kind of a bummer with all the hard work that they put into it," said Amber.