We live between two slobs they don't do anything until the POA threatens. I'm completely the other way, I'm totally anal about my yard. I'm not being unreasonable, they currently have weeds that are a foot tall! Help!
All I have to say is, Extra weed and feed! It's worth the 30 bucks. I had the same problem at one of my homes. I just broke down and did the neighbors lawn at the same time as mine. I hate weeds in the grass.
I got the same problem. We are sandwiched with two neighbors who never rake their leaves during fall season. We fence in our backyard so as not to see their old diapers and christmas trees with ornaments trown in including their pots and pans. Don't get me wrong. We live in a nice neighborhood, it's just the bad luck of being sandwitch with a slobs.
You've got the slobs and I've got the rude neighbors. the nighbors live downstairs in our apartment have a problem with slamming their damn doors, especially their front door when they are coming and going. WTF? I have complained many times as well I am sure as others since when they slam their door the WHOLE aparment SHAKES. UGH! Even my husband went down stairs to complain. next it'll be me going downstairs and banging on their door. Especially if they keep it up at night! I finally get ready to slip into sleep and WHAM! they slam one of their damn doors waking me up again. GRRRR
One of the same neighbors has their kids picked up on Saturdays at six in the morning. The driver honks until they make it to the car. We don't like that. Door slaming is ridiculus, in condos and apartments you have to be extra considerate.
That's why as long as I can afford to, I don't plan on living in either anymore. Of course today, the neighbor's barking dog was driving me crazy, but what can I do? I just turn some music up to drown it out.
You could throw a bone over the fence to shut up the dog? lol and 6 in the morning with the horn blasting? I would be halling arse out of my house and going WTF is wrong with you? UGH some ppl are so damn inconsiderate it's sickening
Was raining all day here, so didn't want to go outside. That's the other thing that bugs me about my neighbors, though. They throw ridiculous numbers of dog bone treats over the fence to mine, and I already have two overweight dogs without their help.
Yes, I know what you're thinking. I live in Sugarland, Tx. it's an area covered in expensive beautiful homes my wife and I have worked and saved for an oppertunity to live in a really nice neighborhood. My yard is manicured,I rotate my annuals approx. 14 flats per season. My shrubs don't have a twig out of place. I don't mind that people don't care to garden like me but, mow your Damn yard!
I live in an apartment right now, and for my current lifestyle it is perfect. But when I buy a house, I'll never buy one with an HOA. The house I grew up in didn't have one. I couldn't deal with it. Luckily my apartment complex is awesome and I have amazing neighbors.
Ohh Misha, what are we going to do with you?? You love to be contraversial, (and you know it), there is much more to you than simply "I just love it when everybody including me mind their own business, and communicate to others only to say how beautiful others are"
yep you said it right The way I see it - it depends What you consider to be weeds anyway- I like country living where there are dandilions and daisies and pretty little pink flower things covering my lush green grass , but alot of people consider them weeds , they pull out or kill the nice yellow, white and pink flowers and then run down to the store and spen hours upon hours planting yellow white and pink flowers all "around" the lush green grass. They think that it looks good. What the heck? See we're losing our bee population cause they eatoff of the dandelions, daisies and pretty flowering things not the fake flowers.
We Don't have many neighbours in NZ. (Other than in the cities) The sheep never Honk or Play loud music. Most of the other people are: at the beach, hunting, fishing, bush walking, skiing, boating, enjoying the rivers, lakes or the sea.
Seriously though, a friend whose neighbour hated mowing his lawn, waited until the neighbour was away for a few days and then mowed the guy's lawns for him. When the guy came back, he asked my mate who cut his lawns as he didn't have a mower and was pretty impressed with the cut. My friend's son ended up with a lawn mowing job for $20 every fortnight. In that way he solved 3 problems at once and ended up getting on with his neighbour eventually.
Maybe offer to help them do it. If your garden is meticulous then maybe you want to get creative and spread it beyond your boundaries. Just a thought, it gives you a challenge and you may get them interested in the art of gardening. Start a vegie garden in their yards and all reap the benefits.
Makes a person wonder where the good old days went where neighbors got along and would come together to help each other in a time of need. This day and time people don't respect their neighbors or anyone else except themselves. Well that the way most act anyways!
Where there are neighbors there's always likely to be something that irks you - daily, earnly morning, non-stop, .leaf-blowing,Christmas lights you think are tacky and don't feel like looking at, weekend get-togethers that take up all the parking spaces,the stinko smoke from wood-burning stoves, barking dogs, etc. etc. It goes on and on. The way I see it, people can be as "anal" as they like about their ownyard, but life is short; and there are people starving to death in the world and people with sick children. I really can't see spinning my wheels over something like my neighbor's obnoxious Christmas lights or lawn. My mother used to say things like, "If that's your biggest problem, just be happy and grateful you're able to deal with your own lawn, because some people either can't do the work themthelves or don't have the money to hire someone to do it. Having that kind of thinking drummed into my head has made me a happier person.
I grew up in suburbia, and everyone around us had beautiful lawns. We were the family on the corner that had every kid in town playing in our yard. We couldn't have had a nice yard if our lives depended upon it. In addition, grubs just loved our yard, so it was full of holes. Honestly, my dad tried, but he just didn't have the time to manicure the yard. So he didn't.
Fast forward to now- as an adult I live in the country, and it has its pluses and minuses. My lawn is about 3 acres and when my lawnmower died this spring, all heck broke loose. My grass was about a foot high, and the Schwan man said he was going to bring a machete to get to my porch on his next visit. Luckily, it didn't come to that because the lawnmower got repaired.
However, the local Amish horses leave piles of road apples along the road where I live. I'm guessing that would be a worse case scenario for some people who live in these high-end neighborhoods!
Good thing I live in a flat and don't have a garden - I hate gardening and it would be a complete mess. Still, the neighbours complain about me. Apparently I'm too noisy. Well, we live on a federal road, and outside our building are traffic lights where buses, cars, lorries, motorbikes etc. are starting and stopping all day and night long. There are 4 well frequented pubs right on our doorstep, so it gets very loud well into the early hours. And I'm too loud? Anyone who wants a quiet life shouldn't be living here. I get on well with my neighbours otherwise.
We've had neighbors like that before and have a new one that just moved in. Their weeds were a couple of feet tall. It can drive you crazy because it spreads weeds in your yard and makes yours look bad living between them.
I am a very peaceful person. I prefer to lose, but to avoid any war or argument. I am a very calm and easy to deal with neighbor. I never had any problems. My neighbors from the East had two big dogs which were...