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 would it be wrong to blow the neighbor's leaves back into their own yard?
hrt4me  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 12:39:45 PM EST
inquiring minds want to know....
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geerhed  [Member]
12/3/2005 12:49:20 PM EST
Illegal, no.
Wrong? My neighbor's lawn service blows their crap in my yard and creek constantly. I think it would be wrong of me to blow it back. Do unto others...
TheRedHorseman  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 12:50:19 PM EST
I say rake it, bag it, place it on their porch, light the pile on fire and ring the doorbell
ProfGAB101  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 12:52:15 PM EST
With Tannerite?

twonami  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 12:53:51 PM EST
if you want to blow the neighbors in your backyard that's your business.
chrome1  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 12:57:56 PM EST
Depends .... Do they do it intentionally , or is it
just the result of wind ??
If they keep their property neat and cared for
then I wouldn't make issue of it .

Having to put up with crappy neighbors is almost
as bad as putting up with a crappy mate
fizassist  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:06:13 PM EST
"back" as in the wind blew the leaves into your yard, or "back" as in the neighbor blew the leaves into your yard? Big dif...
FordGuy  [Member]
12/3/2005 1:17:30 PM EST
wrong as in immoral, or wrong as in it gets you the following:

your dog shits in their yard, so now you are scraping it off your steps;
your house caught on fire,and, oh my no they didn't even smell smoke...sorry.
your mail disappears
your name is written in the grass with roundup
scorpions appear in your mailbox


life is too short for petty bullshit squabbles over a piece of nothing, inside foolishness, wrapped in idiocy. Go make some babies and be happy instead of squandering your life away...

DK-Prof  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:23:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By fizassist:
"back" as in the wind blew the leaves into your yard, or "back" as in the neighbor blew the leaves into your yard? Big dif...



Agree - big difference.


If a nighbor deliberately blew leaves into your yard, then it's game on!!
motown_steve  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:29:54 PM EST
If by "their leaves" you mean leaves from a tree in their yard that fell into your yard, or leaves that fell into their yard and blew into your yard on their own, then yes it would be wrong.

If they haven't raked their leaves all fall, and they keep blowing into your yard, then no it's not wrong.
pcsutton  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:31:31 PM EST
This thread title is one example of commas NOT being your friend.

Would it be wrong to blow the neighbor's, leaves back into their own yard.
redfisher  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:35:49 PM EST
Hell yes, it would be wrong.

(gotta similar dispute and I am the tree owner)


Non tree owner enjoys the shade, beauty, reduced A/C bill, etc. and has the gaul to bitch about the leaves, the 'sticks in her yard' and wants them cut down!!


Don't look for support here..........
joseph_samuel  [Member]
12/3/2005 1:39:08 PM EST
my neighbor is a mulch fanatic.
all i have to do to get HIM to clean ALL the leaves out of my yard is to start baggin them up.
he gets hiw ultra leaf blower out mulcher and goes to town,clean out every frigging leaf in my yard front and back.
SWS  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:39:31 PM EST
I just clean my yard. The neighbors clean theirs.

We don't check where the leaves came from.
BiggerStick47  [Member]
12/3/2005 1:41:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
if you want to blow the neighbors in your backyard that's your business.



nightstalker  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:45:56 PM EST
If the leaves are falling directly onto your yard no. If they're blowing FROM his yard yes.

IOW if nature initially deposits them on your yard I'd just rake em up. If the neighbor lets them sit and hopes the prevailing winds move them to your yard that's not right.
wes15a2  [Member]
12/3/2005 1:48:08 PM EST
With me the shoe is on the other foot.
I am the one with two big trees in my yard,
so they are my leaves. And my responsibility.
Besides, two of the three neighbors that abut
my back yard are in their 70's. I don't mind it at all.
ShamusMcOI  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 1:58:05 PM EST
If they blew them there, then blow them back.



With extreme prejudice.............
djohns6  [Member]
12/3/2005 4:11:01 PM EST

My neighbor has a large Sycamore tree that is real close to the property line . This time of the year ,
the prevailing winds blow most of the leaves into my yard . Sycamore leaves are as big as your hand.
He makes no attempt to rake any of the leaves that fall in his yard . Some days I just get really pissed and blow them back onto his property . If that's wrong , TOO FUCKING BAD ! In fact , I'm
probably going to do it again tomorrow .
PowerSlave  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 4:44:02 PM EST
I live in a cul-de-sac. My neighbor has a pool on the other side of the fence, beside my driveway. I was in the garage loading shells when I heard a leaf blower start up. I didn't pay it much attention at first, but it sounded like it was in my driveway. I raised the door and saw the leaves and sticks being blown under the fence and onto my driveway, which I had swept the day before. I just put the door down at that point, I was too pissed to think straight. The next morning I awoke a half hour earlier than usual so I could clean it up before work. I usually leave about 06:30, but this day it was cool so I decided to let my truck run while I swept my driveway.............it took about 45min to sweep, and I let my truck( 350 w/ American Thunder Flowmasters and 3in duals) rumble the entire time. I swept and smiled.......

If this guy makes it a habit, I plan to pour a cement curb on that side of my driveway, and add a board along the bottom of the fence.

Just keep in mind you live on the other side of the fence, so choose your battletactics wisely.

djohns6  [Member]
12/3/2005 5:22:24 PM EST

Just to take this a little farther , I had another neighbor that would mow his lawn and blow grass clippings on my driveway . Since the driveway was on the property line I knew it was inevitable that
some grass would end up there . No problem . Just blow it off when you are finished , right ?
Hell no , he would just leave it there . Since the condenser unit for his central A/C was on that side of the house I would just feed the grass clippings into the louvers on the housing .

Yeah , maybe I'm a prick . But payback sure felt good when I saw the repairman over there one day .


And before anybody asks , yes I did speak to him about the grass clippings . He just chose to ignore the matter .
John11167  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 7:48:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By ProfGAB101:
With Tannerite?




+1

Does anyone need any Tannerite ?

I can you help you out there if so.

IM or email me.

I've got neighbors that dont clean up there weed yard. You can go from golf course grass...( My Yard )
to a desert of of weeds and crappy looking yard..You think some would get with the program but they are to stupid and have no respect for the look of their own place, just like the community fences..oh that is to much work or to spend a hundred bucks on a fense but lets go off hunting and fishing but dont take care of your biggest investment..


Yes tannerite at their front door !
Taxman  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 7:50:59 PM EST
I do it throw their limbs that fall off in the yard there too.

They just leave them so I put them back
Firelotus  [Member]
12/3/2005 7:59:35 PM EST
Their tree, their leaves
HarrySacz  [Member]
12/3/2005 8:02:42 PM EST
Depends on if you like them or not.
Paul  [Site Staff]
12/3/2005 8:08:28 PM EST
Be sure to sort your leaves from theirs first.
sven  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 8:08:40 PM EST
My neighbor in at my last house had a row of poplars that were always dropping leaves on my lawn. He used to come over to my yard and rake them up. I told him to stop, because I used the shade from his trees in my back yard all summer long and I could handle the leaves that fell on my side. He was way to nice of a neighbor. Thinking back I should of made him rake them up.
petagunner  [Team Member]
12/3/2005 8:09:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
Their tree, their leaves



My thoughts exactly

There is a rental nextdoor to me. 2 Neighbors ago, he came over to my yard to rake them up.
Neighbor after that, raked them up after I put them back into his yard.

I just blew them all back (off of driveway) over to his yard.
Then, after I was done, my wife reminded me that the current renter was in a wheelchair.

Guess I'm doing my good deed for the year tomorrow
80FL  [Member]
12/4/2005 1:36:04 AM EST


I've got neighbors that dont clean up there weed yard. You can go from golf course grass...( My Yard )
to a desert of of weeds and crappy looking yard..You think some would get with the program but they are to stupid and have no respect for the look of their own place, just like the community fences..oh that is to much work or to spend a hundred bucks on a fense but lets go off hunting and fishing but dont take care of your biggest investment..


Yes tannerite at their front door !



Private property rights suck, eh?
Jarhead_22  [Team Member]
12/4/2005 5:53:37 AM EST
Only if you do it with your M4 slung.
GaryM  [Team Member]
12/4/2005 7:21:56 AM EST
If momma nature blew them over then deal with it, if your neighbor blew them over (I mean a serious amount, a few escaped straggler leaves don't count.) then blow them back.
I had a neighbor who would mow his lawn and let the clippings spray all over my driveway. I would get out the leaf blower and send them right back over to him.
He wasn't a bad guy, just an idiot, he never figured out what he was doing or why I would bow the leaves back over.....
Some people are just too damn stupid. I feel sorry for them, well, some of them anyway.
StrkAliteN  [Team Member]
12/4/2005 7:23:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By hrt4me:
inquiring minds want to know....



IMHO it was an act of God that blew your neighbors leaves onto your property.

To deliberately take your time & a blower and put them back onto his property is a tool box move.

Be the better man & just rake them up. If you want him to take notice .... simply perform the task when you know that you'll be seen 'in the act'
USMC88-93  [Team Member]
12/4/2005 7:30:34 AM EST
Leagally as an act of nature the leaves are not your neighbors responsibility. They are your leaves to do with as you wish. But dont be an ass to your neighbor by relocationg them to his property.
If however your neighbor or his landscaping service intentionally blow them onto your property by all means blow them back.

You cant possibly blame the neighbor because a tree sheds its leaves and the wind blows them to your property. Think about it your trees (assuming you have any) are most likely shedding their leaves and blowing onto someone elses property. Are you going to their house to clean them up.
LonePathfinder  [Member]
12/4/2005 7:32:40 AM EST
Only with your all black leaf blower/mulcher. Do it at night so you can use your tactical mounted light and laser pointer thats attached to your blower.

Seriously, is it any harder to blow them some where else? Blow them in a pile and rake them up. Might as well act like an adult since you look like one.

Sounds like time to put up your 8 foot tall concrete fence with razor wire on it.
Dilbert_556  [Team Member]
12/4/2005 7:38:14 AM EST
There are 8 trees each 70-90 feet tall on my and my neighbors property. Believe me, there are plenty of leaves to go around for both of us. Trying to blow his back to his yard would be laughable!
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