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Old 04-21-2015, 08:49 AM
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One time my neighbor was out mowing her front lawn. (She had her headphones on and was listening to music and just kept walking with the mower until she realized she had mowed across our yard!!! Well now she felt bad so she finished the whole thing so it didn't look ridiculous! Then she apologized to me and told what she had done. I laughed and told her "Thanks! You're welcome to mess up like that every week if you want to"!
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Location: The analog world
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Originally Posted by Pitt Chick View Post
Guess you should be talking to her instead of to a message board.
This. For goodness sake, she's right next door. A previous neighbor and I were great friends, shopping for and planting our summer annuals together each year. Surely you can work out a lawn mowing schedule.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:05 AM
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Some people don't respect the boundaries of others.
You are one of them.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Location: Northern Illinois
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Why not just approach her very casually and ask her about it? Some people mow because they have to - some because they like to. Maybe you could agree on a schedule, or a trade off of sorts. Maybe you could mow the front and she could do the back? I would caution to make sure the approach is not done in a snippy or rude manner - just strike up a conversation about anything - and casually move it around to the grounds where you both live. Maybe a stray comment or two - she may have health issues, or other reasons why she doesn't spend more time mowing and she may welcome an offer for you to maybe assume more of the yard mowing. Just a suggestion!!! I had a neighbor who was obsessed with raking leaves incessantly some years ago - she would even stand under the trees and beat them with a rake for hours on end - which annoyed me no end - especially since we both rented and the yard work was taken care of quite well by the landlord. Turned out she was having a breakdown - and she herself probably didn't know what was wrong. She just needed help - not being fussed at!!! Good luck to you. You may also check with your HOA and see what the guidelines are and let them take it up if need be.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:18 PM
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I would just mow up to my property line. Thats it. Or mow hers as a favor but don't expect anything in return. Just do it as a good deed if you must.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:42 PM
Location: Over yonder a piece
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Mow only to your property line.

We once had a neighbor mow our front lawn when it got a bit long (our schedules were hectic and we had no free time to mow in that 1-2 week period), and we thanked her for her kindness. However, a few weeks later when she entered our private fenced backyard and mowed THAT? Well, that's when we were ticked off.

Mow only to your property line.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:09 PM
Location: Coastal Georgia
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You should just talk to her and tell her you'll be glad to do the whole shared lawn. She may have some baggage from the previous owner of your house.
People are strange, so you never know what they're thinking. We live in a typical suburban neighborhood now. On one side, the neighbor mows up to our driveway, and on the other side, we mow up to their driveway. This arrangement was in place long before we moved here.
At our previous house we paid a lawn service which mowed a section of the neighbor's lawn when they did our's. The neighbor threw a fit because they felt it invaded their space. Like I said, people are strange.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:48 PM
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Mow to your property line..Keep your yard looking nice.. If nobody likes that then they can take care of anything else they htink needs doing...
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