We don’t ever see our neighbor, OK not ever – but when we do see people over there it’s an old lady sitting by the back door watching what seems to be her grand-daughter playing in the back yard. So, with the combination of nearly never seeing anyone over there and then seeing an old lady with a grand-child, we kind of assume that an old lady lives there and can’t mow her own yard.
We have been trying to take care of our yard, grow a garden, have a flower bed, and keep our grass weed-free. It has taken us two summers to get where we are and seeing someone else so close to us just bombard us with their weed-seeds is frankly driving me a little bonkers.
The good-deed-doer in me screams that I should just roll over there with my trusty lawn-mower and take out the jungle, so that she doesn’t get in trouble and I help control the weeds.
The asshole inside me screams “call the damn home-owners association”, if you mow it she’ll expect you to mow it all the time.
I’m torn. I don’t want to get some old lady in trouble, let alone a neighbor. At the same time, we’re paying good money for another one of our neighbors, a lawn care specialist) to help us save our grass and keep the weeds out of our rocks (the yards were outlined in rocks – stupidest thing ever).
What would you do? What SHOULD I do?
Note: Our HOA is a useless corporate entity that claims our money, threatens to put a lean on your house if you don’t pay, but never actually does anything for us even if we ask them to.