Not all those who wander are lost
- Jun 22, 2011
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Maria; it's the nature of renters, or at least those that claim American birth, imo. I've worked as a landscaper for over 35 years and unless the tenants are from another country, I can guarantee you they'll never care. It's why I'm hired and usually by the owner, not the renter. I can understand that the renter doesn't own a piece of the pie, but they still live there and they're still affected. So, I usually avoid rentals because they never seem to care. I don't need business like this and actively dissuade such from hiring me.I used to really like my neighborhood (been here over 20 years) but not so much anymore.
We have lost many of the long time neighbors and they have been replaced by renters. Seems no one wants to take care of their property. Neighbor on one side doesn't cut the grass (it has been at least knee high on more than one occasion) garbage doesn't make it to cans so instead ends up all over the yard (including mine) cars are parked in front yards on both sides of me. Drives me crazy as it blocks the view for whoever is pulling out of my driveway. Almost got hit on more than one occasion.
Neighbor on other side has three dogs (2 of them are huge bull mastifs) they are left outside for a long time to destroy everything they can including digging under the fence coming into my yard. They don't pick up after the dogs very often and it smells. Sometimes we would try to sit outside on the patio and the smell would be horrible we would go back in the house.
Several other people on our street park cars in their front yards, what I don't understand is why they don't get tickets. I'm sure the city has an ordinance. Also on garbage collection day we have a handful of neighbors who don't bring their empty trash cans back in from the street. Sometimes they will leave them on the curb for 2 or 3 days. Drives me nuts!
Just my experience but I have a lot of it and it's been this way since the beginning. I have never thought that you should treat where you live as temporary and certainly there should be consideration for neighbors; we all have to see/smell/hear what happens around us.
Okay, rant over...