Tell neighbor how to mow the property line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by George513, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. George513

    George513 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 4

    Can someone please tell me how to tell the neighbor how they should mow their property line. They wait till their grass is around 8 to 10 inches high and cut their grass going counter clock wise, blowing their clippings across the property line.
    I told them not to blow their clipping across the property line because it left piles or clumps of grass that needed to be gone over with the mower.
    So now they don't cut 3 to 5 feet next to the property line.
    Any suggestion?
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Tell them to make two passes and blow it in THEIR lawn. Then turn around and start blowing it back toward the line on the third pass. This way it will lay on their side on the line and not get blown into yours.
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Just cut it yourself and take the loss. Sometimes it's not worth the trouble. If you do it with a smile, who's the wiser?

    Or, what Greg said above.
  4. Shegardi

    Shegardi LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Put up a fence! :)
  5. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,794

    We have a customer's neighbor who does the above. We mow his part (quickly) with the deck lifted high but cut our customer's property at the proper height.
  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    you don't tell them anything. either do it yourself or learn to live with it. unfortunately you can't expect the neighbors of your clients to give a horses ass about your clients property.

    the problem is between your client and your clients neighbors. you have absolutely no authority or business in what the neighbhors do.

    as long as your cutting everything your suppose to for your client you need to ignore the rest.
  7. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Yeah, one extra pass isn't too bad, maybe you could come to them in a friendly manner and try to help them out by showing them some of the "mowing techniques" you've learned over the years. So instead of yelling at them and telling them what to do, try to give them some advice so both lawns will look better.
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Maybe I'm wrong but I had the notion he was a homeowner wanting to tell HIS neighbor. If he is in fact a company cutting a clients lawn and the neighbor of his client is doing something he doesn't like, then by all means just deal with it and keep your mouth shut. Don't forget to >>>>> :)
  9. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    One little word ROUND-UP.
  10. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    Tell your client that you have no control over his neighbor messing up your work. If his neighbor's actions bother him, He has the authority and right to ask his neighbor to stop making a mess of his property. That's between them. You are doing your job.

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