Neighbor Problems Part 3
Absolutely love the thread below on neighbor problems, but I wanted to start a new thread from a little different perspective. We have been "blessed" with anal retentive neighbors in the last two houses we have lived in. Nice folks mostly, but VERY quirky.
Our old neighbor would scream at the neighborhood kids riding bikes on the sidewalk if they strayed so much as an inch onto his lawn. They would boot their kids out of the house in the morning, and they were not allowed back in until suppertime for fear that they would get the inside of the house dirty. Needless to say, the kids spent most of their time over at our house. When they were in their house, they were not allowed to sit on their beds because that would mess up the bedspreads. During a rare snowstorm (this was in AL), they did not allow their kids in the yard because it would mess up the look of the snow.
Similar situation when we moved up North. Our present neighbor has an absolutely immaculate lawn. He cuts his grass twice a week, and there is hardly a weed in it. No need for a formal property line - you can tell where his property ends and mine starts by looking at the lawns. He buys a brand new lawn tractor about every two or three years. I haven't worked up the nerve to ask about buying his old one (ours is 15 years old), but I swear that one day I will. At one point, he actually gave me a gallon jug of broadleaf herbicide to use on my lawn (I did say earlier that they are nice folks).
Don't get me wrong - I am not a total slob. I cut my grass every week without fail, and fertilize twice in the spring with fertilizer that contains a crabgrass preventer, but I am just not up to his standards. I just don't have the time or energy to spend 8+ hours a week working on my lawn!