Landlord's husband destroyed our garden

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 4
2444 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

how terrible :(.

Post # 5
11287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@tmsing:  some people are just simply ignorant.  i’m sorry this happened.  i would be upset too.

Post # 6
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s so irritating! Sorry it happened to you!

Post # 9
2964 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Try again! Go to a garden center or a farmer’s market and get some plants. Then get the cheap plastic fence border available everywhere from Walmart to the Dollar store to clearly indicate the growing area. A true gardner always tries again!


Post # 10
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I singlehandedly turned an entire bed of perennials into annuals, much to my mom’s dismay. All you can do is sigh, mutter threats under your breath and try again. If you had a plot cleared of grass, I don’t see how he could mistake it but it takes all kinds. I’ve turned into the garden bug now, and now I have to train the fiance what not to mow.

Post # 11
7724 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had an old boyfriend mow over an entire line of new plants on the side of my house because he thought they were weeds, lol. Sucks!

Post # 12
1786 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh wow – and not to mention gardening is a labour of love – it is HARD work! Try again – this time put up chicken wire fencing around it. It is only about 2.5 feet high – so you can just hop over it pretty easily, but it would wreck the mower if he decided to try run then down – it would literaly WRECK the mower – so hey if he wants to try that manever again – he can go ahead. If this should happen again, I would ask for the damaged to be taken off the next month’s rent, including $30/hour for the labour you did. So sorry – I am a huge gardener – I have 4.

Post # 13
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Oh no!  I would be so sad.  We had deer eat all our overwintering kale in one night, and it was a serious bummer, but that’s deer, not some guy who should know better…

I would work up an invoice of what this is going to cost to replace, and call your landlord about it.  Try to negotiate a break in rent for the cost to fix your garden.

If it’s any consolation, some of the plants may come back up from the roots!  We had slugs eating our squash off at the ground as soon as they came up last year, but they just kept trying and finally managed to grow in.

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