How do I keep the neighbors weeds out of my yard?
Long story short, I have been slaving over my cottage garden. When I bought this house there wasn't a single blade of grass left in the backyard. Instead, there was a carpet of weed instead of grass surrounded by knee high weeds in every bed. I had to completely start over, new sod, new beds, new plants.
Today my yard is looking pretty good. However, my neighbors yard looks about as bad as mine did when I bought my house. There are a series of huge, very mature trees that are planted along our shared property line that are half in their yard, half in mine. For this reason, I can't put up a fence, it just won't work. The trees are too huge to just bring it inside to my property line, I would lose 5-6 feet and my yard is narrow.
Now my nice, new, clean beds filled with roses and perennials and my new lawn are being overridden by their weeds and I can't keep up with it, they are spreading too fast and I have been weeding a few days a week.
What would you do? I can plant a hedge but these plants are clearly reseeding and blowing over because a lot of them have spread 20 feet away from that property line. A hedge isn't going to stop all of those weeds from coming over, right?