I have new neighbors who are apparently not well versed in mowing their lawn, or neighborly manners.
When they first moved in, they did not have a working mower, only a very old push mower. After seeing their lawn uncut for a month I decided to be a 'good neighbor' and offered to mow their lawn for free, with my 26hp 54" lawn tractor.
I demonstrated to them how to mow a lawn correctly. They eventually went out and bought a riding mower which apparently only one of them can ride.
It's obvious this dude isn't happy about mowing the lawn. But when he mows every two weeks, he blows his grass into our subdivision streets and onto my front lawn that I have spent years trying to get weed and junk grass free. His side of the house between mine is nothing but weeds and junk grass full of seeds.
The first time he did it I calmly raked my yard and put it in a bag and placed it at the top of the drive. The second time he did it, attempting to be non-confrontational but perhaps demonstrating that it was not okay to do it, I got on my lawn tractor and calmly blew his cut grass back onto his property. I did it while he was still outside and could see that I did it.
I'm waiting for the third time which will probably be today and if he should happen to do it again I am contemplating exactly what I plan to say to him and goes something like this:
Hey how ya doin? I noticed you have been relegated to mowing the lawn lately and I also noticed the past two times you've mowed you have blown your lawn clippings onto my lawn. I just want to let you know that is not okay. The correct way to mow your lawn is to blow it to the inside of your property and not onto your neighbor's lawn. I would appreciate it if this didn't happen again and if you need any additional lawncare advice, just ask.
I am open to advice, suggestions, or any other comments, just be nice :-)