We know you take pride in a great looking lawn. You invest a lot of time and maybe even a lot of money into making sure your grass is neatly trimmed, edged, fertilized and watered on a regular basis. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same standard when it comes to yard maintenance, and it’s even more unfortunate when it’s the neighbor next door.
This is a tricky topic. There is nothing more frustrating than working hard to maintain your beautiful yard and having it overshadowed by the neighbor’s knee-high, weed-infested grass.
What do you do? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer, but we do have some suggestions for you to consider and some things not to do, as well:
1) Don’t mow without permission! Sure, you might be thinking, “I’m sick of this mess! I’ll just mow the guys front yard really quick and be done with it — no big deal.” Well… it could turn into a big deal. Case in point: Earlier this spring, a Florida man did this exact thing, and the result wasn’t pretty. It turned into an all-out brawl, and the police were called. So, lesson learned: No drive by mowings!
2) Talk to your neighbor. Ask another neighbor to join you for moral support and go talk to the guy or gal about their yard. Who knows…maybe they travel a lot for their job, or they have a health condition that prevents them from mowing. Or, maybe they just don’t care. Whatever the case, offer to help, or suggest they look into a professional mowing service in Wichita like Lawn Enforcement. If you’re feeling extra generous (or desperate), you could always present them with a gift certificate.
3) Explore City Ordinances or Neighborhood Covenants: Many cities and neighborhoods have ordinances that mandate the maximum height of grass you can have on your property. Contact your neighborhood association or city for help. The City of Wichita’s ordinance states that the maximum grass height is 12 inches and “violators will be subject to prosecution and assessment of costs for abatement of such violations.” We recommend trying point #2 first before engaging the officials.
4) Build a Fence: As the old saying goes, “Good fences make good neighbors.” It seems like a drastic move, but if it reduces your stress, it just might be worth it.
If you (or your neighbor) need help with Wichita lawn mowing this summer, give us a call at (316) 210-3644, or fill out the form on the right side of your screen for a free quote.