Some real estate agents have reported that it is somewhat more difficult to sell a home here lately, due to the few with landscaping that have been allowed to deteriorate. That sets everyone's teeth on edge, of course, as no one likes to hear that his or her property may be devalued due to someone else's neglect.
I think one must be careful in going to an attorney about it. Bringing legal action is a rather severe way to go about achieving a solution, especially when tempers may run hot and the result may be more problems than existed originally. No house in our area has reached the point of no return, I think, and antagonizing the residents who are lackadaisical already is not the best way to get them to do what is right. Shouldn't the board consider that some may not be able to afford regular maintenance (due to divorce, widowhood, aging and/or fixed incomes, illness, etc.)?
My suggestion is for using restraint, in this and all neighborhood problems. This is one place where it is better to err on the side of conservatism. How would you handle it?