My neighbour insists on mowing my garden every few days and won’t stop – it’s creepy | The Sun
5th July 2022

A MAN has told how his needy neighbor insists on mowing his grass every few days and wants to hang out ALL the time.

Despite potentially sounding like the perfect resident, the overbearing local has really ruffled the homeowner's feathers.

The man explained he and his girlfriend had purchased their dream vacation home a year ago, before he became a "prisoner on my property".

In a Reddit post detailing his frustrations, he told how one of the most alluring attractions of the pad was that there were no neighbors closer than 100 meters.

The seller of the holiday home then informed the couple he had an arrangement with one of the locals to mow his lawn.

Despite being puzzled by the importance of the gardening contract and keen to take care of it himself, the new owner got in touch with the green-fingered bloke.

He wrote: "The seller insisted so I called the neighbor and my girlfriend and me went to his place.

"We had a couple of drinks and I kept asking him how much should I pay him to mow my lawn – at least that he has his expenses covered.

"He did not want to tell me and said that we will discuss this some other time."

After failing to discuss the terms of the bargain, the man decided to trim his own lawn with his own device.

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However, his incentive to tend to his own garden didn't go down well with the resident, who "insisted" he should borrow his mower instead.

Although he explained he preferred his own cutter, the overbearing neighbor bizarrely began trimming the couple's grass every three days.

The man said he is then bombarded with messages from the bothersome bloke, boasting "how gorgeous" his lawn then looks.

The homeowner added: "When we come to our place we drive on the street along his house.

"He has CCTV installed and every time when we drive by and do not stop at his place he sends me message on cell phone why we did not come over and that it is usual for people to meet each other often."

He explained to the nuisance neighbor that he and his girlfriend only visit their vacation home for "one day only" and that they don't have time to meet due to their busy jobs.

The Redditor also told him to leave the lawn alone – but the resident insisted he would take his mower to it again in a couple of days.

The post continued: "He also bought a new lawn mower just for mowing my grass since he does not have much land to use it because it is too big for his area.

"I do not know what his intentions are? Maybe he just tries to be nice? I can not understand why my lawn bothers him so much – he is more than 100 meters away and he does not see my property.

"It would be fine to me if he just told me how much to pay for his mowing with no strings attached.

STRANGE OR SWEET?

"Is behavior like this normal in rural communities? We come from the city and maybe we are just not used to it."

Some social media users were sympathetic towards the irritating gardening fanatic, suggesting he was simply "lonely".

One wrote: "He is retired and bored. LOL. Needs something to do and is likely lonely.

"Just let him mow your lawn. He seems to enjoy doing it and probably gives him a sense of accomplishment when he is finished."

Another added: "He is lonely. Have you ever seen any family or friends visiting him? Any wife? It gets lonely out in the country."

But others were more suspicious of his questionable intentions and oblivious attitude to the homeowner's complaints.

One Redditor commented: "Let him also know that you enjoy cutting your own yard. He is really trying to guilt trip you by saying he purchased the lawn mower."

And another chimed in: "Get a fence surrounding your entire property with a gate and lock him out."

While a third said: "You're going to have to set boundaries as kindly as you can. Don't cave if he won't take no for an answer."

The poster then revealed the pesky resident revealed he would charge $300 per year to mow his lawn – and has now even asked to put FISH in the homeowner's pond.

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We previously told how another creepy neighbour put a camera on his fence so that he could spy on a family in their own garden.

Mum Sayra Hernandez spotted the device poking over and became concerned the resident was "stalking" her and her kids.

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