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The pettiness of neighbors

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hi_speedreed, May 24, 2013.

  1. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    Reminds me of an edging debate. Who edges? The person with the yard or the person with the driveway? :rolleyes:
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,897

    i'm in my 3rd year and i'm already getting to that point. i just don't care anymore. i don't let it get to me. i just laugh it off and keep on going.

    if someone was to come at me or call me fussing and yelling about something i would just say good day sir and nod my head and drive away or hang up and never work for them again.

    it's not even worth it to let any of this crap get to you. just learn to laugh it off and keep going. after all it's not that big of a deal. it's just grass.

    heck if it's a small yard and the neighbor keeps doing that then one day if they aren't home and when you have plenty of extra time just mow their whole yard for free. that will make them do a double take. if they every ask you about it say i have no idea what you are talking about. :laugh:
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,897

    i have a commercial account where that happens. it's a curb though. they mow right up to the curb but they never edge it and let the grass grow over the curb onto the parking lot of my customer. i just ended up edging it. i think i'm gonna go down the whole curb with roundup next time. maybe they'll get the hint?
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    Oh I got one of them ! every time I get to this one yard there is so much left over fertilizer on the sidewalk and street

    I want to talk to the neighbor about it but I just bite my tongue every time.
  5. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 969

    The only one that bothers me is the scalper, who cant go in a straight line. If you want to scalp your own lawn, I honestly dont care. But please mow a straight line on the perimeter, between yours and my customer!
  6. TopNotchLawnCare

    TopNotchLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 188

    Ditto on that!
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I don't have any problems with neighbors. Mine or customers.
  8. Prosno

    Prosno LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Posts: 54

    WEEZE I like your attitude, I personally look at all the tragidy in all of our lives that happens and realize everyone has a story going on and most people are hurting.
    I just go about my business and blow off the bullshit, I laugh about things and point out the good and have even healed relationhips between neighbors.
    After burrying my wife, mom, and sister I look at my daughter and realize there are much bigger fish to fry than a small pissing match.
  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    Sorry for your loss. You're so right too. Life is too short to deal with petty crap.
  10. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    The most pissed I have ever been at a neighbor of a client was this one lazy ass that would basically scalp his lawn with his riding lawn mower once every 3 weeks or so. He would mow right down the property line but when he was approaching the fence that separates the front lawns from the back, he would swing out wide about 5 feet into my client's lawn so he would have room to make the turn down the fenceline and scrape the hell out of that part of my client's lawn. There's no telling how many times I had to drop grass seed in that area to keep grass growing.

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