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Article by: Donna Evans

Is it important to mind your p's and q's when you are landscaping , Garden Swing for Heart and Soul or grooming your property? You bet, as there is nothing worse than starting a neighborhood feud. You need to create your landscape , Viburnum your way, but a little etiquette will make the final product , Which of the Hundreds of Tomato Varieties Should I Plant? much more pleasant. Good neighbors can be hard to come by, so don't destory a long term relationship because of a short term project. Following are landscape , Lawn Tractors - Buying the Right One etiquette tips , The Truth about Bulb Flowers that will keep you in your neighbor's good graces when landscaping , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations your yard. , How to Find and Work With a Porch Swing Contractor To Install the Porch Swing of Your Dreams

  1. Don't grade your yard , Why Do Flowers Inspire Me So Much? in a way that pushes your surface water , The Truth about Bulb Flowers on to your neighbor's property. , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction Control your runoff on site. It might require the creation of a dry creek bed , Waterwise Xeriscaping for an Extraordinary Spring Garden or a rain garden, , Pond Filter but these can become attractive landscape , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed features as well as being functional.

  2. Don't pile all your junk , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way and equipment at the edge of your property , Pond Filter so that you don't have to look at it but yet is in your neighbor's line of vision. Do you think your neighbor likes it any better than you? Screen it with plants , Let Life and Energy Flow from the Garden or privacy fencing.

  3. Don't create a noise problem with dogs, kids or loud parties. If you need to, mitigate the noise as best as possible with the use of a privacy fence and a dense landscape , The Dangers of Chlorine Free Pool Chemicals barrier. Find other ways to minimize your onsite noise, and by all means invite your neighbors when you have an outdoor , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed party. That is a great way to minimize friction.

  4. Don't install strong lighting that is intrusive. Your neighbors won't appreciate a flood light , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 7) - Hard Water beaming in their bedroom window. , Which of the Hundreds of Tomato Varieties Should I Plant? Be sensitive to their privacy. Many individuals are star gazers and enjoy looking up at the night skies, so be cautious with the use of landscape , Viburnum lighting. Consider installing low voltage path , Learn About Herb Gardening - Get the Natural Facts! or accent lights , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction that are hooded and cast light , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 7) - Hard Water downward. They are more than adequate for safety , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden and much more attractive than flood lights. , Patio Enclosures

  5. Don't spray herbicides or other chemicals during windy conditions. Have you ever had plants , Types of Water Gardens mysteriously die and then recall that a someone had been spraying weeds , Terrace Gardening And Landscaping Ideas in the area earlier that day? Chemicals don't know where the property , Which of the Hundreds of Tomato Varieties Should I Plant? lines are.

  6. Don't intrude into your neighbor's yard. , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations If your contractor , Landscaping Tips: What is the Proper Mulch to Use for Trees needs to enter your property , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed from your neighbor's, make sure you have permission and give assurances that at the end of your project the property , How to Grow a Pineapple will be just like you found it. Also, know where your property , The Truth about Bulb Flowers line is. If you are at all in doubt have a survey completed.

  7. Don't allow your contractor , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest! and employees to smoke onsite while doing your project. Tobacco mosaic is a virus that is generally transmitted from the hands and tools , Types of Water Gardens of smokers and chewers. This can dramatically affect annuals, , Waterwise Xeriscaping for an Extraordinary Spring Garden vegetable plants , The Truth about Bulb Flowers and some perennials. , Pond Supplies - A Must For Your Pond It's not worth it.

  8. Don't allow contractors , Pond Filter to begin work too early in the morning unless your neighbors are early risers. There is nothing worse than waking at six in the morning to the vibrations of a bobcat or a load of boulders rolling out of the box of a dump truck.

  9. Don't use invasive plants , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden if they can rapidly move to neighboring properties. , Pond Filter Only use them if they are contained in planters or by solid barriers.

In the rush to get going on a landscape , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction project, people tend to forget their manners. Don't let the thought of a beautiful landscape , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations cloud your thinking. A few simple preparations ahead of time and remembering your manners will make sure that you don't start a neighbor feud.
Donna Evans is co-owner of Gizmo Creations LLC, a landscape , Pond Supplies - A Must For Your Pond design and website design , Poly Tarps For Home and Garden: More Than Meets The Eye company located just north of Brainerd Minnesota. Their website, http://www.gizmocreations.com has numerous sample landscape , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 7) - Hard Water plans, landscaping , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care articles and a forum where you can post your gardening , The Care of Cattleya Orchids and landsaping questions.

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