purpleinopp said:Whoever planted those shrubs should not be doing landscaping. You are suffering the loss of use of part of your property. Plants should not grow over property lines when houses are as close to each other. Most places have laws to protect people from overgrowth of neighbors' plants, but you do need to work within the laws, whatever they may be. Some places have statutes that say if you use & maintain a piece of land for a certain number of years, it becomes an easement to your property. Doubtful that would happen in that particular location, but could be something to investigate. Clearly your neighbor is growing shrubs over & mowing part of your property, as if it was theirs. It's possible they're not sure where the boundary is, or they just feel responsible to trim around plants who's trunks/roots are on their side of it. Or that the mowing crew made an assumption about mowing on both sides of the hedge. It looks kind of funky, like you started mowing, but didn't finish.
Have you ID'd the shrubs? If they're Leyland Cypress, they could get MUCH wider.
They appear to be juniper as they have the blue berries.
Yes our neighbor knows the property line as at the street corner he has white bricks for "his" part of the curb and they match up exactly to the fence location. The Town did the work so I know it's accurate. That's another debate we have on the curb but that's another story...
He did this to spite us and doesn't care he has trespassed on our property in the past and touched our stuff, we have cameras now but that doesn't stop him from telling the landscapers it's ok to go over, that our property is really part of his, he knows it isn't but tells them that as this isn't the first time this occurred! We have spoken up before and he tells them not to listen to us.
And after I just put grass seed down now technically he damaged my work!
And that fence, was on our property. We went away for a week and came back and it was torn down and HE had a new one put up saying it's his when our survey says otherwise. We are actually in a lawsuit with the neighbor on the other side who sued us over 2 inches of grass, everyone he is CRAZY and ruining our quality of life, I HATE them and mean it in every way and so do my parents.
They didn't say anything about the fence because it gave us more privacy (until he put those stupid flood lights up all night you see in another thread) but our whole side was torn up and dug up and he never paid to fix the damage. My parents let it go, and I fixed it up myself, but if I owned this house there would of been a law suit by me!
Yes, if we put a fence this would stop the issue and then he would clearly see his shrubs growing over, but he put a stop to us putting one up and threatened us.
I have the neighbors from hell, but being I do the lawn and hate this SOB I might tell my parents call the cops about harassment and take it from there no matter what we do he is going to start with us.
Sorry about the rant but it's still about plants technically lol