Everyone wants to coexist in harmony with their neighbors. Nothing can wreck the quality of your life faster than bad relations with the folks next door. Unfortunately, even if your neighbors are nice, their lawn can quickly become your problem. You need to be on the lookout for the following issues.
If you have some deep-rooted trees in your yard, they can grow into your pipes and cause you some serious plumbing issues, often causing a sewer disaster. In addition, tree roots can lift up the pavement on your driveway and break it. When the tree roots are coming from your neighbor's yard, the issues can become more complicated. You can discuss the problem with your neighbor, and perhaps they will help with your repair bills, but the plumbing problems are legally yours. A plumber can treat the roots and repair your sewer line, but the roots can grow back. Since you can't remove the tree, it can be an ongoing problem. Experts do say that if the tree roots break through your driveway or harm your home's foundation, you may have legal recourse. If your neighbor will not cooperate with you, calling in an attorney may be necessary.
You may be conscientious about maintaining your lawn, but your neighbor may be less lawn inclined. As long as your neighbor keeps their lawn mowed to a reasonable level, you don't have much to say about what they do with it. Unfortunately, their weeds can easily become your weeds and their grass disease your grass disease. You can get leaf spot or rust from the grass next door, causing you to do extensive and expensive lawn work. A fence may help your problem, but containing grass and weed problems are quite difficult. You should discuss the issue with your neighbor and perhaps offer to help repair their lawn. The time and money it costs may be worth protecting your own investment and peace of mind.
Perhaps the saying should be that good lawns make good neighbors. Anytime your neighbor lets their lawn go, they put yours in danger of some problems. As always, talking to your neighbor politely about the issue is the best course to take. You may be able to come to a friendly agreement about the problem. If not, you may have to consult the professionals: plumbers such as Gold Seal Plumbing, landscapers, and even attorneys. Protecting your lawn from encroachment can be a difficult but necessary task.