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neighbour refusing to clear the weed off his fence thats creeping into my backyard

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neighbour refusing to clear the weed off his fence thats creeping into my backyard

Neighbour has a weed near his fence thats creeping into my backyard.
I cut if off many times but it kept growing back into my weed.

Told neighbour (tennant) he said too busy but allowed me to take it off from his backyard anytime.

what to do?
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It's too bad. It's weed to you, it's flower to her/him. Keep cutting them on your side.
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teoconca wrote: It's too bad. It's weed to you, it's flower to her/him. Keep cutting them on your side.

they dont care, they never go to their backyard.
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If his fence is creeping into your backyard I would tell it to back off.
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If the tenant doesn't care, what about round-up? Will probably kill it for a while.
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ChubChub wrote: If the tenant doesn't care, what about round-up? Will probably kill it for a while.
It might make him pretty sick but round-up won't kill the tenant unfortunately.
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Cas77 wrote: It might make him pretty sick but round-up won't kill the tenant unfortunately.
He said "for a while". A bad case of the Mondays type thing.
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Cas77 wrote: It might make him pretty sick but round-up won't kill the tenant unfortunately.
pretty sure chugging a gallon of round up down the tenant throat will kill him...
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Seems like the neighbor already have you the answer. Go take care of them yourself or continue to deal with what grows on your side.
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Cheaper solution is to pour lots of salt onto his side of the property line, thus it should kill off most of the weeds
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bsobaid wrote: Neighbour has a weed near his fence thats creeping into my backyard.
I cut if off many times but it kept growing back into my weed.

Told neighbour (tennant) he said too busy but allowed me to take it off from his backyard anytime.

what to do?
If I am reading this right, he offered you to come into his backyard and fix it yourself? If its bothering you that much then why not grab your garden tools and go back there and do some weeding?
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Weeds from both my neighbours are always creeping onto my property but honestly who cares, way bigger problems in the world. If it's that big of an issue, he's given you permission to enter their property and you can remove it yourself.
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Since he gave you the permission to fix the problem, I'd treat non-selective herbicide near the fence on his side. Nothing will grow near the fence for awhile, so that's a good temporary solution for you.

If he complains about the dead lawn on his side, well...tell him to take care of his lawn better by himself then.
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pinkdonut wrote: pretty sure chugging a gallon of round up down the tenant throat will kill him...
Only 10% fatal at 41% concentration per a 1991 study in China. The pre-mixed stuff is only about 1% so you could "probably" drink a gallon. You're gonna have a bad time though.
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Tenant gave u permission to remove the weed. Go do it. End of story.
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booblehead wrote: Cheaper solution is to pour lots of salt onto his side of the property line, thus it should kill off most of the weeds
if it works thats a cheap and easy solution. ever tried that?
mix it with water or just pour the salt box as is?
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I tried it. No need to mix with water. It works to some extent of course, the end result is the affected area will basically be left bare and nothing will grow for awhile.
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bsobaid wrote: if it works thats a cheap and easy solution. ever tried that?
mix it with water or just pour the salt box as is?
Pouring salt onto property that is not your own is a bad idea. It changes the condition of the soil so that nothing will grow there...it's your prerogative to do it on your own property, but not someone else's (imo). What if they decide they want to plant something there?

I have clueless neighbours on the one side and their entire yard is filled with weeds; they do mow it down regularly, but they don't weed it. I have huge cedars that block almost all the weed seeds from coming over. It takes time to get it established, but having something that blocks movement of the seeds definitely helps. These days, I have a greater problem with tree suckers in my lawn rather than dandelions and other weeds.
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bsobaid wrote: if it works thats a cheap and easy solution. ever tried that?
mix it with water or just pour the salt box as is?
1 gallon of cleaning vinegar (10% acid) from your local grocery store, 1 cup of salt and one tablespoon of dish soap (to stick to the leaves)....works 100x better than round up and nothing grows back...and the total solution will cost you $4.50 for 5L compared to $40 for round-up
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crocp8 wrote: 1 gallon of cleaning vinegar (10% acid) from your local grocery store, 1 cup of salt and one tablespoon of dish soap (to stick to the leaves)....works 100x better than round up and nothing grows back...and the total solution will cost you $4.50 for 5L compared to $40 for round-up
thats also a great option. how much area you think this solution will cover? that will tell me how to pour it on the lawn.

tennant neighbour does not care. they have'nt stepped their foot in the backyard for over a year and has asked and allowed me to do whatever. The backyward is full of mice and cat poop. If I could, I would dig a volcano in his backyard so lava eats everything and nothing ever grows there.

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