Brown will fade into the landscape a bit better, perhaps. In view of
the fact the neighbor was more aggressive, I would forget about it. You
can choose to make it a major issue in your life, which will only
distress you more. If you think it totally ugly, then plant a hedge to
hide it. You may be able to make the issue into a twenty year war,
since fences can cause so much conflict, but you will only harm yourself
and your family.
You are saying a thoughtless and agressive neighbor has turned you into
the same. How about going back to Mr. nice guy, remain principled and
positive. Doesn't mean be a door mat, but just choosing your battles
I have neighbors who are takers, and a few who are givers. The takers
will do ANYTHING to get what they want. I've gotten the dirty end from
some of them but, given a choice, will try to remain who I am. I won't
let them turn me into one of them.
Be thankful and enjoy what you have - a brand new home. I'm glad you
posted this, because it puts a lot in perspective. And if the neighbors
install purple fences, just plant some purple flowers to coordinate and
bring them a bouquet once in a while :o)
Two fences side by side is not always the sign of a turf war.
In my town fences are required to be placed one foot back from the
property line. Two friendly neighbors who need to fence in their yards
for whatever reason would have a 2 foot gap between their fences.
Looks stupid but the reasons where to keep our dogs in our yards and not
make them a problem for others.
wildlife migrates between fields behind and across from us in that 2
foot gap, deer, fox, turkeys, wood chucks, rabbits, etc.
Well, not if the neighbors (since you say it's not a turf way) agree as to how
to close up the gap.
The two fences like that on my block eventually both changed hands, and of
course the new neighbors don't have the feud the old neighbors did. So they
placed rocks in the intervening space (which is more like 10 inches) and
maintain it plannt-free with herbicides.
But the problem you point to - how to maintain that space between fence and
property line, is why my municipality allows the fence to be put on the property
line. It's not so in-the-face as some folks seem to think. It's actually the
most practical place to put the fence. It avoids tresspass-to-maintain and
adverse possession issues.
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