So the fence is now installed & looks great! I feel like I have a new backyard, free from nosy neighbor’s prying eyes. The “bush solution” was to let the installers “dig up” the offending shrub. The reality was they simply stomped on the thing to get it out of their way. After the posts were set, I went and snapped off all the broken branches and added them to my limbs pile in my backyard. The bush turned out to be smaller then I thought, kinda like the problem I thought it was going to be. Now I just need to decide what to do about the neighbors fence that borders my yard. It is in sore need of repair & painting (she paints “her” side). My wife suggested we off to pay for replacing it & have all new pickets installed, at the same height as our new fence. We shall see….
So I am taking down my “cute” 4 foot picket fence & putting up a 6 foot “privacy” fence because of problems with my HOA & neighbor. My only problem now is that my neighbor has a bush that is on my property & in the way of my fence. The way I look at it, I have 3 options:
- walk over & ask my neighbor to move the bush
- write a letter (with picture) to my neighbor asking them to move the bush
- dig up the bush and leave it in a bucket in their yard
I think there might be an option #4 involving a burning bush & the voice of God, but I’m trying to avoid jail if at all possible.