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[Nov. 16th, 2012|09:35 pm]
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[mel_darcy]
What do you do about mowing the front lawn/nature strip at your place?
My father has mowed my brothers' lawn twice (once when they were gardening together, and once when I was house sitting). He mowed the whole strip ie all the neighbours lawns (townhouses that all look pretty much the same and aren't too wide). We were there the other day and noticed that some neighbours had mowed, but only their own space. When my dad mows the nature strip at home he will always do the neighbours too.
So, my question is, what about you guys (that have front lawns/nature strips). Would you as a matter of course mow the neighbours front when you did your own? Would it depend on the situation?

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[User Picture]From: socraticomatic
2012-11-16 10:59 am (UTC)

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My neighbours on one side are these two old guys (father and son) and they mow theirs, mine, and my other neighbour's nature strips! It's so nice of them, and I have no lawn anywhere else so if it wasn't them our nature strip would probably just be left to get overgrown. The nature strips of the 3 houses aren't all the one strip as it's cut in half by my driveway.

I definitely would mow a neighbour's if it was all the same unbroken strip of grass, not sure if I would if it was separate.
[User Picture]From: opheliaheart
2012-11-16 11:11 am (UTC)

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my neighbour does mine too! which is nice since theres a bunch of prickles out there
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2012-11-16 11:06 am (UTC)

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No, I don't mow the neighbour's lawn, hell I barely mow my own lawn, but I live in a fully detached home, so the difference between my lawn and theirs is pretty obvious. If you lived in a rowhouse or something I can see why you might do it. IDK
[User Picture]From: kitschyduck
2012-11-16 11:25 am (UTC)

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I've never mowed it. Our neighbour has always done ours.
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2012-11-16 12:37 pm (UTC)

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I live in a condo so the association takes care of my front yard (minus my garden). My backyard is a golf course so that also gets taken care of.

If that weren't the case, I'd probably mow my front lawn and my neighbors since they are such small areas connected. It wouldn't take very long at all. They are an older couple, and even though they aren't very friendly to me, I still like to be a nice neighbor.
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-11-16 01:19 pm (UTC)

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We live in a development that was built up around us so we've always been very conscious of who's-lawn-ends-where. our neighbors always cut over our line and we do the same for them. it's actually kind of sweet, aside from the dickbag across the road who leaf-blows his clippings into the road, and then blows in OUR yard.
[User Picture]From: snailrevolution
2012-11-16 01:25 pm (UTC)

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It would depend. If I lived somewhere where the yards were attached and tiny, I might do it once in a while. As it is, my yard is 100% separate from my neighbor and my landlord is the one who does the yard work. My mom's neighbor used to mow her lawn when he did his, which honestly I thought was a little strange. They're separate yards with a small strip over overlap, and the back yards especially were on the large side.
[User Picture]From: anunreallife
2012-11-16 03:27 pm (UTC)

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At my parents' place, if I mowed the front lawn and any grass attached to it I'd have to mow the whole block. I don't calculate down to the nanometer where my yard ends and the neighbors' begins, but I don't mow their part of the lawn. At my current place, our rent included a gardener, and the gardener doesn't mow our neighbor's lawns, just ours.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-11-16 03:29 pm (UTC)

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The city mows that part for us (the part not on our lot but near the street)
But I mow my own front lawn (ok lie, my SO does).

I think its totally fine the neighbours only did their own, they didnt ask your dad to do theirs and then not "return the favor"--your dad chose to do it of his own free will.
I cant mow our neighbours front lawn, they just have bushes then garden then a path then more garden.
[User Picture]From: boomboxrobot
2012-11-16 03:40 pm (UTC)

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Sometimes we mow our neighbor to the right's front lawn and they return the favor. They've also mowed our backyard a few times this year because my grandpa (who I live with) was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and they wanted to be able to help out somehow. They're great neighbors and we have a really good relationship with them so we're always sharing food, dusting off each other's cars after light snows, etc. The neighbors to the left can do it their damn selves because they are bitches. (I should also mention we live in a neighborhood with fully detached lawns/homes.)
[User Picture]From: erroroperator
2012-11-16 04:23 pm (UTC)

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My lawn is attached to my neighbours' lawns (on both sides). We have a big lawn on the right and my neighbour has a little strip of grass that attaches to ours. My dad always mows that; it's so small, it'd be silly not to. On the left, we have a little strip of lawn that attaches to my neighbours lawn. I'd say my dad mows my neighbours whole lawn 50 - 75% of the time, and she mows our little strip every time she mows her own lawn.

My dad also mows my neighbour across the street's lawn sometimes (the neighbourhood takes turns). His wife passed away earlier this year and he hasn't been up to doing too much work outdoors.

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[User Picture]From: semi_sweet
2012-11-17 03:00 am (UTC)

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We pay someone to do it. I wouldn't ever mow my neighbor's lawn.