Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-01-2010, 07:49 PM
pasths pasths is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 2
Need help with new lawn

So, I'm writing this after cooling down a bit, but not fully - so please bear with me.

We just spent over $7K on redoing our yard(only 1 week in the growing) and we already have a major pest. PEOPLE.

Someone has already deliberately drove over it with a vehicle(right through middle of our yard I have .38 acre) and about a half hour ago a kid rode over it with a bike. Very sad I'm in a respectable neighborhood too, but have a corner lot that I guess the new shortcut is much beloved now.

With 4 inches of loam they both sunk in pretty good so I have 3 nice ruts going through my still growing yard.

I have so far hid spikes in the only area a car can come back in - but not sure if this will bite me in the ass if one does attempt to drive through again - I can see this person(s) driving through getting a flat and running into a tree and I get in trouble for it.

So, sorry for the long rant but any ideas of any safe deterrents without putting up a fence?? At this point safe isn't a necessity as long as it is legal.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-01-2010, 07:56 PM
AI Inc's Avatar
AI Inc AI Inc is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 22,046
A row of large rocks ( boulders placed every 12 ft or so. Along the street.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-01-2010, 07:56 PM
nepatsfan nepatsfan is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Franklin MA
Posts: 3,156
Sit outside with a 12 guage. Just like hunting.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-01-2010, 10:14 PM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 9,555
A perfect situation for plastic decorative plastic chain. Cheap and it looks almost like real chain. Place it from the corner of the house to the corner of the lot. Drive in a few fence posts as needed.
Also a good spot for some small trees in pots or burlap. You only need them until your lawn is doing well--then--put them in the back yard or wherever you want them.
A few concrete blocks also work well--just tall enough--to tear out the muffler on a small car.

Replace those boards and nails with fake nails--still effective--but safer.

Even a piece of clothsline across the lawn will help. Hang something scratchy on it so it will screw up the paint of any vehicle that tries to cut across.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-01-2010, 10:32 PM
bigslick7878 bigslick7878 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Towson,Maryland
Posts: 809
I have no clue how your yard would be used as a road in a decent neighborhood. Do people use other properties as streets on a regular basis??

Maybe post a picture.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-01-2010, 10:36 PM
ajslands ajslands is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,237
i like the spikes idea! that way you can catch 'em! and then shoot 'em!




boulders sound nice
instead of a plastic chain, why dont you use a real chain?
a truckers chain should do the trick!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-02-2010, 09:27 AM
pasths pasths is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 2
A 12 gauge, I wish I could get away with just using my bb gun

Alright thanks for the suggestions I will be placing some posts and use RigglePLC's idea of putting a line up with something scratchy on it. Possible some plastic chains with something scratchy

bigslick,
Couldn't tell you why an ignorant person uses a yard to drive on - they pulled in my driveway about 10 feet pulled onto the lawn from there and crossed it to the other side.


Thanks for the suggestions! I'm thinking a little white picket fence once the lawn as grown in.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-02-2010, 12:20 PM
EastCoast's Avatar
EastCoast EastCoast is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Melville, NY
Posts: 308
People are a$$holes sometime.... I just had a woman make a u-turn into my driveway and her car was leaking power steering fluid.... so I have a trail going up about 7 feet, then back.... leaving this power steering trail.

What I may do is provide retractable bollards.... so when recessed you don't even know it's there.... but they are very expensive.

http://www.bollards.ca/Retractable-B...4Pa38Ta38Lb3z0

Photo before the incident:
Attached Images
 
__________________
EastCoast (Ken)
Scag - Red Max - Stihl - Lawn Solutions - Honda - Volt Lighting

Last edited by EastCoast; 07-02-2010 at 12:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-02-2010, 07:41 PM
nepatsfan nepatsfan is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Franklin MA
Posts: 3,156
I thought new hampshire was live free or die?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-02-2010, 10:54 PM
bigslick7878 bigslick7878 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Towson,Maryland
Posts: 809
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoast View Post
People are a$$holes sometime.... I just had a woman make a u-turn into my driveway and her car was leaking power steering fluid.... so I have a trail going up about 7 feet, then back.... leaving this power steering trail.

What I may do is provide retractable bollards.... so when recessed you don't even know it's there.... but they are very expensive.

http://www.bollards.ca/Retractable-B...4Pa38Ta38Lb3z0

Photo before the incident:
That is an awesome driveway. Very detailed and well done. Love how the edges are done.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 PM.

Page generated in 0.09572 seconds with 8 queries