Neighbours walking on our drive and lawn
Lochnessgiraffe · 28/03/2022 13:08
Our neighbours keep walking over our lawn and drive. Our neighbours to the left have stopped doing this once we spoke to them but currently our neighbours to the right keep doing this. We've been having problems with them as they are having building work done and have had to stop their builders parking on our drive.
We don't have a car so they've previously asked to park on our drive but we've said no. They are now constantly walking over our lawn. Our living room over looks the lawn so we see it constantly it's driving us nuts.
We've asked them to stop. What can we do about this? We're actually trying to move due to the neighbours.
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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h1nch · 30/03/2022 22:51
Open the window and shout “get off my lawn - you are trespassing”
h1nch · 30/03/2022 22:53
Solicitors letter telling them to cease and desist trespassing on your property or you will take civil action law suit out against them
h1nch · 30/03/2022 22:55
Bamboo sticks round the edges of the lawn with warning tape strung around it - high enough for them not to be able to get over or under easily. Cheap, makeshift but sends the message!
Fraaahnces · 30/03/2022 23:03
Didn’t realise I had attached a video… You need Clint Eastwood!!!
Seema1234 · 30/03/2022 23:06
If you're moving anyway why bother about it?
PearlyShamps · 30/03/2022 23:42
They probably have the hump that you didn't allow them to park on your empty drive while the works are going on. If they're parking on your neighbours' drive and have to get from their car to their house, they're going to do it via your lawn as a two- fingers-up to you.
The fact that you've asked them not to do it, and they continue to do it, shows that a simple "deterrent" won't work. You need a fance :0(
MRex · 31/03/2022 06:50
Well quite. We're trying to come up with practical solutions and OP probably has stuff to do on occasion.
RedScarfJamjar · 31/03/2022 09:58
Indeed. I'm thinking inflatable Olaf for the odd shift.
Frannibananni · 31/03/2022 10:10
Topdress the lawn with a stinky poo fertiliser.
NippyWoowoo · 31/03/2022 10:16
Is there not pavement? Is it just a road for people to walk on?
HotSauceCommittee · 31/03/2022 10:42
But sharpen the ends of the sticks and dip them in shit.
beautifullymad · 31/03/2022 13:29
I'd get 3 foot bamboo canes. You'll need a lot. And green garden netting.
Then without actually seeding you can say you are seeding the lawn and don't want cats or birds on it.
Put the canes around the edge and in a line form the middle and stretch the green net over at about 2 foot in height. The bamboo will support it and keep it tight if you put the top of the sticks through the holes in the net.
Then your neighbour will come across a sea of green net suspended at 2 feet high. He's not going to want to walk on that.
If it fails, raise the height.
I'd put some compact discs around too to deter the birds
You can explain to prospective viewers that you are making sure the lawn is healthy.
Lochnessgiraffe · 31/03/2022 13:45
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think we're going to go with "reseeding" the lawn. They've taken to glaring at us as they walk past
RedScarfJamjar · 31/03/2022 18:42
So my suggestion of a chalk outline of a body and lots of Police tape is too late?
Dammit. I'd been working on that all day.
Femalewoman · 04/04/2022 22:45
WalkWithDignityAndPride · 15/04/2022 13:04
I can. There was a poll in 2016 where 52% of the public effectively admitted to being arseholes. 7% is insignificant.
Galvantula · 15/04/2022 14:37
My rule of thumb is that on the houses where the only thing you pass is the garage and front door (that I want to put a leaflet through), I’ll cut across. If there’s a window, I’ll go back to the footpath/road.
I was thinking you had leafleted them all about open plan garden crossing etiquette 🤣🤣
DoorWasAJar · 15/04/2022 14:45
@Aprilx There are special cat deterrent sprinklers!
AlbertaAnnie · 15/04/2022 17:54
indeed, and if they done work you can always use them to stake them in the heart!
PuzzledObserver · 15/04/2022 21:21
@Galvantula ha! No. It was publicity for a concert my choir was putting on for the Ukraine appeal. We raised over £900 and we were dead chuffed.
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