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My neighbors are slobs!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't they have bylaws against that?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The POA does send warnings but it's a good while inbetween and things get ugly before they mow.

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      ediggityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That may be the solution.

      2. flogreen profile image59
        flogreenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Here Here, weed and feed is the best ever, especially if people are negligent.

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      alice93065068posted 7 years ago in reply to this

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are you serious!

        1. Beth100 profile image83
          Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe this is your neighbor?  lol

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this
      2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Whhhhaaaatttttt, SPAMMING I suspect, unless you are the dodgy neighbour trying to now sell us sports equipment!!

    4. Francine49 profile image61
      Francine49posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    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

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image86
        Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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.

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          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

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The honking on Saturdays is just rude.

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              Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yea totally rude. have you talked to the ppl about it?

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                sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, I caught them in the act only one problem, I was in my boxers. They still honk and my wife and son are not happy with me.

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                  Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I'm surprised yuo running out in your boxers didn't make them stop lol just kidding. and they still honk? Isn't there a law against honking that early in the morning? I would call the cops.

          2. Jeffrey Neal profile image86
            Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            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.lol

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              Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LMAO oh your poor puppies!

              1. Jeffrey Neal profile image86
                Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah, right?  So what do I say?  Stop being so darn nice to my dogs.

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                  Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  HAHA no...too bad you don't catch the dogs before they eat the treats then you could just grab 'em and throw them back over after the neighbors go back inside

                2. laughing loon profile image60
                  laughing loonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Remind people who give your dogs treats that you are thankul they are so kind but the vet said the dogs need to cut back on treats.

  3. zadrobi profile image60
    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    Just do a little controlled burn on their yard hehehe

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like the way you think!

  4. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Nothing a little Round Up can't handle.... just make sure you're upwind from the blowing chemicals....or you can call "weed" control...that'll teach 'em  tongue

  5. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Hey.......... Easy on the pubic announcement Huh?
    We aren't Slobs.... If you returned the kid's football, frizbee and our dog... We might just cut our lawns! smile

    Can we borrow your mower? hmm

  6. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Isn't it THEIR yard?

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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!

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL That's why I never live in HOA/POA areas. I don't, and I won't, I like it natural lol

        Well, to be exactly frank - I do. But much less frequent than average american. smile

        1. Colebabie profile image59
          Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          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.

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LCUKY! I don't like you anymore lol just kidding

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, God Misha, you just so love to stir the pot don't you wink

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nah, I just love it when everybody including me mind their own business, and communicate to others only to say how beautiful others are smile

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          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"

          wink wink big_smile

    3. starme77 profile image85
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yep you said it right smile 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.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        In the country thats fine! Where your property has a negative impact on the neighborhood thats different! We wanted ordered beauty not weedy mayhem.

        1. starme77 profile image85
          starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ordered, landscaped flower picked over beauty?

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            We are past our free as a bird stage. We are in a conservative Mom and Dad stage.

            1. Colebabie profile image59
              Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              My parents have yet to reach that stage.

              1. Misha profile image74
                Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                LOL Based on what Sneako is posting here, I bet he just pretends wink

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                  sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Nah! I suck! I really got sucked into suburbania and all it's trappings. I always wanted to move back home to Colorado but, we couldn't make near the money.

                  1. Misha profile image74
                    Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    It's not the end of the world. You never know when opportunity looms. wink

                  2. Colebabie profile image59
                    Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    My parents live in the suburbs. But they haven't changed who they are. My dad still goes to rock concerts every weekend and my mom still works outside in her bikini and feeds the whole neighborhood.

            2. starme77 profile image85
              starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'm in a mom stage right now but that dosn't mean I don't think birds should be free

  7. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    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. sad

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wanna live where you live, sounds perfect sad

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Generally where ever you live in NZ; you are never more than 100 miles away from the water.

        But to be fair on the OP, there are slobby neighbours everywhere in the world.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Still love the idea of NZ to live, privacy, scenery, and miles between you and your neighbours sounds perfect for me smile

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My wife grew up in Chicago. She was a good sport and we had a place in the country and she gave it a go. She hated it! Now we live a suburban lifestyle, "When Moma's happy, everybodies happy!"

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well... there's part of the answer smile

        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.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Fabulous result, I love it smile

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hear!Hear!

  8. Jewels profile image80
    Jewelsposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have offered and do say my yards amazing but I just want them to mow their yards on a regular basis.

  9. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Best you go fishing more often mate smile

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm prepared! I could break-out on a fishing trip on a moments notice!

  10. Place Kick profile image61
    Place Kickposted 7 years ago

    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!

  11. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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.   smile

  12. Gerber Ink profile image84
    Gerber Inkposted 6 years ago

    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! wink

  13. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    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.

  14. Barbara Kay profile image84
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    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.

    Maybe they'll move. Just hope.

 
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