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Old 12-30-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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I was referring to the sprinkler idea. The water could ruin the mail.
Um...and when it rains? Does that mean Mother Nature should be arrested or sued for getting other people's mail wet?
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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you can't control the weather. You can control a sprinkler system.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Must be nice to live in a place where you are not fined for wasting water.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Must be nice to live in a place where you are not fined for wasting water.
Even places with water rationing usually allow using it for food gardening.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I don't think you should have to turn your garden into an odiferous toxic wasteland to discourage him from walking thru your garden.....now the motion activated sprinkler has definite possibilities....unless he chooses to retaliate. First speak to the post master, then think about incorporating a pathway into your garden design....and lastly.....the fence.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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Good point, and that is a felony.
Correction: If the mailman is traipsing over someone's private property, off the designated path, through someone's flower beds, after he has been asked not to, the MAILMAN is the one ruining other people's mail.

I don't understand why you keep insisting on excusing bad behavior. A person's private property is not yours to destroy. End of subject.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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IS there any way you could buy a mailbox and put the box
at the end of your driveway? So he wouldn't even have to come up
to your door at all?
He wouldn't be on your property at all if your box was down away from your
home.
I know you may not be suburban, you live in the city? But you can still put a box
with your house numbers on it away from your door.
There would be no reason at all for him to come up to your home at all if you did
this, and he wouldn't be walking on your property at all.
They aren't expensive, and not hard to install either.
Just a thought.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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It boggles my mind that so many people here think your yard should be public property that anyone can destroy at will.

If the mailman was brushing his bag up against your car putting new scratches in the door on a daily basis, would that be okay too? After all, you've left your car in the driveway so it's up for grabs, right? And the poor mailman shouldn't be expected to use the path when your driveway is three feet closer.

Unbelievable.

To the OP, you can get rolls of rabbit fencing and t-posts pretty cheaply. It can be put up without being a big eyesore to your landscape, and the bonus is it will keep the 4-legged critters out of your beds too.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Stepping stones are much less expensive than a fence.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I will go down tomorrow morning to speak with the postmaster. It is a small neighborhood post office so hopefully he will know the area and be receptive.
All the homes in my area are single family bungalows with smallish front yards; the mailbox (no lock) is on the house, in my case it is on the porch.
I will ask the postmaster what my options are for moving the mailbox, but the shortest route from the street would still be through my garden which runs up the entire length and side of my front yard.
Long range I had planned to fence the entire yard, but am just not able to bear that expense at this time. It sounds like I am going to need to do at least that one side of the yard.
Why does everything need to get so complicated?
I will let you know how it goes with the postmaster tomorrow.

For $18.47 you can buy 7 ft X 100 ft of deer netting at Wal-Mart:
Easy Gardener 6050 7' x 100' Deer Block Netting - Walmart.com. All you need are a few post to staple it to - providing your friendly mailman does not cut holes in it. If you or your husband/spouse have a table saw; you can rip treated 2x4x8's into 2x2x8's for post. That is about as cheap as you can go for any fencing.

That netting does work pretty good on deer. It will not last forever - one or two growing seasons. at that price you can afford to replace the netting if it gets damaged.
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