neighbors weeds growing into my yard

Neighbors weeds growing into my yard

On top of that, many weeds are highly aggressive and will still try their best to grow, even in a healthy lawn. Certain grassy weeds, such as nutsedge, for instance, are highly persistent and won’t give up easily. This is why a well-rounded weed control program is so important.

If your neighbor’s weeds are out of control, you might be wondering whether they are going to start impacting your lawn. It’s also possible they already have. Unfortunately, weeds do spread, particularly those that are aggressive in nature.

Choosing a Program that Includes Comprehensive Weed Control

Think about how easily weeds grow in thin grass areas. Now consider some of the thickest areas of your lawn. There aren’t as many weeds there, are there? This is why thickening your lawn and getting it to grow as intended is so important.

If you’d like to find out more about our three lawn care program options, contact us for a free consultation or give us a call at 610-365- 2200 so that we can answer any questions.

How to Defend Against Weeds

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What Would You Do? Talking to these people accomplishes nothing. Think we should be nice and pull their weeds for them? We've done that and the weeds grew back. Think we should roll their garbage cans to the curb because they're too lazy to do that? We've done that too. Think we should peel the papers off their driveway and recycle them? Been there. Done that.

Yep, that's wild goldenrod blooming in the middle of that mess. Hey, maybe they just love native plants!

Then there was the time at Christmas when they nailed up "No Trespassing" signs around the yard. HO! HO! HO!

The Back Story Grumpy didn't turn in these neighbors. Somebody else did and I'm glad. They've been nothing but bad news ever since they moved in. They don't maintain the yard. They take in unsavory types to live there. One group hung plastic over the windows so you couldn't see in and left the lights on 24 hours a day (Gosh, what could have been going on inside?) A car caught fire in the driveway and burned into a black lump. They left the hulk there for weeks until ordered to haul it away. They refuse to take their stuffed garbage cans to the street and let trash blow all over the neighborhood. (Grumpy did complain to the city about that.) They leave newspapers on their driveway until they dissolve.

But before we continue, a brief word to anyone contemplating a diatribe against having lawns. This post does not concern that, so don't waste everyone's time with the same, tired argument you feel compelled express every five minutes. Thank you.

See what happens when you don't mow your lawn and let weeds grow up all over the place? The city places an embarrassing sign in front of your house. This is Grumpy's neighbor and Grumpy would like to know how you feel about it.

The Now Story The lawn has not been mowed once this year. (Fortunately, it's Zoysia, which never gets more than 4-5 inches tall.) Weeds, trees, and bushes are growing it. Cheap, empty flower pots have been sitting by the steps for a year. Lest you think the yard doesn't look bad enough to warrant the sign, let me present another view.

Neighborhoods with active homeowner associations generally look better. But I've heard horror stories about heavy-handed associations issuing citations for really piddly stuff. Our association doesn't do that. It mostly maintains the neighborhood entrance and repairs street signs.

Oh, don't let me forget the dozen times the sheriff has been there to serve papers or the time I came home to find five police cars with lights flashing parked in front and the whole SWAT team armed with assault rifles surrounding the place. Exciting!

Neighbors weeds growing into my yard

alt=”Matthew Turner” width=”43″ height=”43″ /> Matthew Turner on Mar 24, 2020

What type of plastic? Like, what was its original intended use?

Pour straight vinegar along bottom of fence line soaking the plants/weeds it will kill them or use Round-Up along fence line. Sink some edging down into ground along your side of fence some roots grow deep 6″s.

Dig a small trench along your fence. Put down some plastic or landscape fabric and fill with gravel.

I want to keep my neighbor’s weeds from growing under my fence into my flowers and mulch. He doesn’t take care of his yard and I constantly have to pull his weeds out from under my wooden fence. Is there anything I can put behind my fence or some idea how to stop this.

I dug down a bit sprayed round up, nailed plastic to bottom of fence and laid in rocks or brick to hide plastic. Created a barrier.

Try pouring boiling water on the weeds as they appear. Yes this will take time but will not harm the soil, is chemical free and kills the weeds roots and all. Also create a barrier along the fence line. You can use something as simple as garden edging, dig it into the ground and ensure it is hard against the fence at the top to stop light getting between the fence and the barrier.