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3 Ways to Stop a Neighbor’s Leaves From Blowing into Your Yard

3 Ways to Stop a Neighbor’s Leaves From Blowing into Your Yard

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It can be awfully frustrating to wake up in the morning and go out, only to find that the wind and breeze blew all of the neighbor’s leaves straight into your yard. If you only recently cleaned out the yard and made sure that it was clean and pristine, it’s going to be really difficult for you to do it all over again.

Most people often get really angry, but they have no choice except to clean the yard again. It’s not exactly your neighbor’s fault either because it was the wind that blew them all over your yard. However, what if there was a way to keep the leaves from blowing all the way into your yard?

It’s obviously tiring to rake other people’s leaves on a daily basis, so there are some simple things that you can do to solve the problem and make sure that your property remains neat and clean. Understanding the legalities and your rights is the first step to dealing with this problem.

Rights and Legal Matters

While you can hold your neighbors responsible for damage caused by a falling tree or anything else, you should know that falling leaves are not a part of this category. Therefore, you should know that you can’t simply approach your neighbors and ask them to clean up the leaves. It just doesn’t work that way.

If there are limbs or branches of the tree that overhang on your property, you can always approach your neighbor and ask them to trim it for you. This is a common occurrence and in most cases, your neighbors won’t have a problem and they will trim them for you.

There are several simple things that you can do to prevent the leaves from blowing over into your yard. Here are some reasonable remedies that might work.

1 – Ask Your Neighbors to Trim the Trees

Trim Tree with Chainsaw

The first and most obvious solution to the leaf problem is to just have a straight-up chat with your neighbors. If you are friendly and talk to them on a daily basis, it might be a wise idea to just sit down with them and explain to them what’s happening. Most people are likely to be empathetic, and you can work things out.

One of the simplest solutions is to just ask them to trim the trees properly. Trimming the trees will reduce the foliage, making it easy for you to clean up the yard later.

You can even propose to fund the costs of the trimming, if it bothers you that much. In most cases, your neighbors will just meet you halfway, and once the trees have been trimmed, you can just stop worrying about the leaves in your yard.

This is arguably the best and the most cost-effective solution to dealing with leaves in your yard. It does require a bit of cooperation from your neighbors, however, so it’s best to lay things out in the open and let them know just how much this affects you.

2 – Installing a Wooden Fence

Wooden Privacy Fence

The other solution available to you is to install a fence. There are several kinds of fences that can prove to be quite effective at keeping leaves away from your yard.

The first one that we are going to talk about is the wooden fence. The wooden fence consists of wooden slats or panels that are installed upright around the garden.

A custom-built wooden fence might be just what you need to keep leaves off your property. They are generally inexpensive, though it primarily depends on the kind of wood that you choose.

One of the best ways to save money on the wooden panels is to choose prefabricated wood panels for your property. They are readily available and are also incredibly inexpensive, so you won’t have much to worry about when it comes to finances.

However, you should know that because these panels are prefabricated, it might be a little bit difficult for you to adapt them to the site depending on the area around your yard. It’s recommended that you call a professional to install the fence instead.

3 – Wire Mesh Fence

Chain Link Fence

A conventional wire fence isn’t going to help you keep the leaves out of your yard. The wiring has considerable gaps in between and the leaves are easily going to pass through. Instead, you should consider installing a wire mesh fence around your property.

Wire mesh fences are obviously not the first choice for many people, mainly because they put a dull aesthetic on the place. Not only that, but wire mesh fences also look too restrictive to most people.

However, if you want a permanent solution to the problem and wooden panels are not in your budget, installing a wire mesh fence around your property is a wise move.

The wire mesh is readily available from local stores, and all you have to do is install the frame. Just make sure that the frame is of an appropriate height to keep the leaves out.

If you install a low wire mesh fence, the leaves are simply going to blow over it. Keep in mind that a wire mesh is going to affect the look of your yard.

One of the best things that you can do to deal with this problem is to plant a tree vine. There are several kinds of hedges and vines that can grow all over the wire mesh, and it will cover the whole thing.

Before long, the vine will also start producing flowers and it’s going to paint a really pretty picture.

Finally, if nothing else works, the last solution available to you is to get in touch with a landscaping company. They can send someone over to rake the leaves and clean out your yard if you don’t want to or simply don’t get the time on a daily basis.

These are just some simple tips to help you prevent leaves from blowing in your yard.


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