(Closed) POLL: Neighbors who don't mow their lawns.

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: Does it bother you when people don't mow their lawns?
    Yes. It's an eye sore. : (111 votes)
    50 %
    No, I don't really care. : (100 votes)
    45 %
    Other : (10 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 46
    Member
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    ladycirtolthiel:  I try not to judge people or let what they do bother me. Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about. I have issues with chronic illness and my SO just moved 3 hours away and while I wait to join him, the grass gets mowed on days when I don’t have work and I can handle it. Which isn’t often. I figure if my neighbors really don’t like it they would offer to mow it for me. I’ve had my final days at my jobs in my city and haven’t started jobs in the new city, so I can’t afford to pay to have it done either. 

    Post # 47
    Member
    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    Everyone in my neighborhood is pretty good about taking care of their lawns and homes, despite the fact that we have no HOA (pretty rare in CO). If someone let it get a little unruly, like 4″, that would be okay, but once it starts to get muchy longer than that, it’s an eyesore and it would bug the crap out of me.

    Though quite frankly, my bigger issue is that our next door neighbors have done nothing with their back yard for ages, so it’s now an unsightly mud pit, clearly visible from our property. They also don’t take care of their fence (boards falling off, etc) so Darling Husband and I fixed it ninja-style since it borders our yard. Thir front lawn is patchy and full of dandelions. Obviously they’re “those” neighbors. Everyone else does a nice job 😀

    Post # 48
    Member
    4856 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It becomes a skeeter breeding ground and can attract arson. Aside from that it looks unkempt. We had a problem with a neighbour at our old house not mowing her lawn, among many other things. We’re talking thigh high grass overrun with dandelions and weeds. She has 3 adult children living with her and no one could be bothered. Other neighbours called the city on her eventually and she would do it. Like come on. If you don’t want to do the chores involved in owning a house get a condo. Hire a lawn service. Ask a neighbour for help. We mowed our other neighbours lawn when she couldn’t do it. Just keep the neighbourhood tidy. 

    Post # 49
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    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I think it is a good idea to stop mowing the lawn. Lawns are a waste of space, water,  resources in general. An unmowed lawn encourages biodiversity as well. 

    Post # 50
    Member
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Tisa85:  I guess it’s a more common problem than we thought 😂

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  MadameHibou.
    Post # 51
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m sorry but yes it bothers us a lot when our neighbors don’t tend to their yards. My husband and I have a lot of pride in our home. We have put a lot of money into our landscaping and we go out every week and work on our yard. The house next to us has zero landscaping and weeds growing everywhere that are at least a foot high. Every house on our street is taken care of except for this one. It upsets us because we actually live in a gated country club community. There are rules about the landscaping but the country club is in between owners right now so there is nowhere we can call. Yes I understand there are other priorities in people’s lives. Trust me we would much rather do something other than mowing the lawn on the weekend after a 60 hour week, but we make the time. We are actually looking for a new home and I am worried that our neighbors yard will detract future buyers when we put ours on the market. Please be considerate to your neighbors. No one wants to be stuck next to a neighbor who won’t take care of their yard. Oh and just in case someone tells us we should just go clean their yard for them if it bother us.. the neighbors have a vicious dog in their backyard that has tried to attack me and my dogs on numerous occasions. I do not feel safe going anywhere close to the house. 

    Post # 52
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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    ladycirtolthiel:  It would bother me though I would never say anything because it really is non of my business! But I do feel more respect for people who take pride in their homes.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  nickels.
    Post # 53
    Member
    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    Firmly in the “eye sore” camp. Your actions don’t just impact you – they impact other people as well. My parents worked very hard to afford a nice home and despite working 50-70 hours each, they found time to make sure our home looked good by mowing the lawn and tending the garden out front  

    My sympathies to those who are sick, shut in, single parents etc. but in my experience those are a minority of folks who don’t mow their lawns. 

    Post # 54
    Member
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Haha I think it’s awful but right now its ME!  We are remodeling our home a few towns away and our rental house is in a very nice HOA community.  We don’t want to buy a second lawnmower just for the year we are staying here so we cart it back and forth.  Yesterday we went and got it because our front lawn was looking shabby and when we got back a few hours later a neighbor had mowed it for us.  I was so embarrassed but oh well!  We have 2 kids, a remodel and a busy career so let them judge 😀

    Post # 56
    Member
    7903 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t think the lawn has to be super trim all the time. Grass is meant to grow a little. We all should have better things to do!

    Once I did live near a foreclosed house that wasn’t being maintained, and the grass grew to be more than a foot! Someone called the city, and the lawn was finally mowed. It wasn’t even in an HOA, so that lawn situation was definitely at the extreme. 

    Post # 57
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    697 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Boxerlover24:  Hear, hear!

    My husband and I both work 40-45 hours/week and our weekends are our only time for yard maintenance – and who wants to spend EVERY weekend doing that? Once our landscape overhaul is complete, we’re hiring a lawn service (fertilizing) so that we won’t have to do backbreaking weeding.

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