I have a new next door neighbor that seems to be a little anal retentive. He moved in and right away scalped his yard with his TSC rider. I mow at 3" and when he did that my yard looked like it needed to be cut again! Then yesterday, he started cutting my back yard. I thought I heard him mowing and looked out the window. I thought about going to see what was going on but then thought, if he wants to cut my big ass yard for free why should I care? I don't care, it takes me 2 hours with my Bob-Cat. He didn't scalp my yard but, he did cut it very short. I cut the front when needed usually every week. The back yard is every week to ten days. These are rental houses and I've been here 2 years. That place next door has had 3 renters in there since I've been here and before these people moved in, it was vacant for about 5 months. They moved in, scalped the yard and put all their lawn ornaments in and put mulch everywhere (without borders of course). Yeah, you guessed it-they came from a doublewide. I have 2 magnolia trees in the front yard and the damn leaves never seem to stop falling along with those gigantic seed pods. I just close the discharge chute and mulch them up. I blow some into the bushes too. They (and the landlord) think I'm gonna put mulch all around my house now. Nope. I get paid to do that and besides, this is a rental. A funny thing, One minute my yard is full of magnolia leaves and the next minute they're gone and the lawn is striped. It blows his mind! Don't you just love people!