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Neighbours walking on our drive and lawn
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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.

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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

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QueenOfThorns · 28/03/2022 14:30

Why would a sprinkler be motion set to come on when people are nearby? Surely it would do the opposite and turn off!

They’re not supposed to be for people, they’re designed to deter cats and other animals!

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AperolWhore · 28/03/2022 14:34

I would put a small fence around the garden or put long planters with laurels in all the way around x

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GeneLovesJezebel · 28/03/2022 14:37

Good diagram op !

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daimbarsatemydogsbone · 28/03/2022 14:37

Could you get a sprinkler system like the fountains of Versailles

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Aprilx · 28/03/2022 14:38

@QueenOfThorns

Why would a sprinkler be motion set to come on when people are nearby? Surely it would do the opposite and turn off!

They’re not supposed to be for people, they’re designed to deter cats and other animals!

They are surely designed to water grass!
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MyNameIsAngelicaSchuyler · 28/03/2022 14:40

Why can’t you fence your section of lawn?

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fiftyandfat · 28/03/2022 14:41

Planters with prickly things in them AND sprinklers.

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Akire · 28/03/2022 14:41

That’s just rude unless you have massive 100 metre lawn they can just walk to pavement and across surely. I’m afraid sprinkles is the only way to go. Even on camp sites it’s considered rude walk straight through other campers pitches

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Ukerlaylee · 28/03/2022 14:41

You can plant a hedge easy around the front of your lawn and the edge along your neighbours drive.

Or get a ring doorbell which you can talk through when they activate the motion

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Penners99 · 28/03/2022 14:42

Razor wire, Punji sticks and a flame thrower should sort the issue. Hope this helps.

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DdraigGoch · 28/03/2022 14:44

Why exactly can't you erect a fence?

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SliceOfCakeCupOfTea · 28/03/2022 14:44

I don't see why you can't put up a small fence. Doesn't need to be much. Could be like these?

Neighbours walking on our drive and lawn Neighbours walking on our drive and lawn
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SouthOfFrance · 28/03/2022 14:44

I don't see why you can't put up a fence or a hedge?

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Onlyforcake · 28/03/2022 14:45

The weather's not so bad. Put garden furniture and a rug outside. See how much of your space they're prepared to invade.
Or a rown of those big gnomes about knee height. Maybe in battleformation. Or one of those big chess boards.

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Femalewoman · 28/03/2022 14:45

Motion sensor for water sprinkler and motion sensor for lights so if they do it at night they will be drowned in light.

Failing that a prickly bush or hedge.

The trouble with these open plan builds is there is no clear boundary.

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averythinline · 28/03/2022 14:47

Plant the edges of your grass bit ....could be spiky like holly/hornbeam, scented like lavender or could just be planters ..
A visual interruption might be enough

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Laiste · 28/03/2022 14:51

How many meters are we talking? Your boundary they're crossing i mean.

A few wooden stakes hammered in (cheap from B&Q) with a bit of plastic chain looped across them at thigh height.

www.amazon.co.uk/Plastic-Barrier-Safety-Decorative-Garden/dp/B07QD6CNBS/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2UAIE9WCEXXQ3&keywords=plastic+garden+chain+by+the+metre&sprefix=plastic+garden+chain+by+the+meter%2Caps%2C91&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1648475478&sr=8-4

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QueenOfThorns · 28/03/2022 14:52

They are surely designed to water grass!

Sprinklers, which are designed to water grass, have no reason to be motion activated. The devices that squirt water when motion is detected are not for watering the grass, they’re for pests. While the OP’s neighbours certainly fall into that category, the use of this type of device would make the lawn watering excuse somewhat implausible!

She’ll either have to brass it out (“well, we did ask you not to walk on our lawn”) or mutter something about cats/moles/children (delete as appropriate) being a nuisance, if challenged Grin

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TonytheDog · 28/03/2022 14:53

Turn the grass into a big mud bath, so crossing your garden would mean getting covered in mud. Or put a rosary washing line on it. Tether a horse? Or, put up a fence.

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Fraaahnces · 28/03/2022 14:55

Penguin bollards… They’d be useless, but they’re creepy AF

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Easterbunnyiswindowshopping · 28/03/2022 14:55

Motion sensor alarm.

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Sewaccidentprone · 28/03/2022 15:00

Cover the lawn in rakes like a comedy sketch

Put up a sign that says ‘Danger, Landmines’

Giant paddling pool on your grass or a tent

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Laiste · 28/03/2022 15:02

@TonytheDog

Turn the grass into a big mud bath, so crossing your garden would mean getting covered in mud. Or put a rosary washing line on it. Tether a horse? Or, put up a fence.

A small festival would accomplish that easily.

Or get some geese. They nip!

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itbemay1 · 28/03/2022 15:03

@SliceOfCakeCupOfTea

I don't see why you can't put up a small fence. Doesn't need to be much. Could be like these?

Yes to this!
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Laiste · 28/03/2022 15:04

Cover the lawn in rakes like a comedy sketch

Or mouse traps GrinGrin

Sorry OP. This thread is bringing out the idiot in me.

I seriously do advise the wooden stakes and plastic chain option above. I think you can get quite tall wood stakes already pointy at one end to hammer in for £6/7 each.

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