Trying to be neighborly in a world full of overbearing huffy-pushy complainers (conformism for you, not them) is an eternally thankless and never-ending job in which YOU do All The Work. But.
Neighborly relations have to come first. Disputes arise between ostensibly reasonable property owners all the time for remarkably petty points, even though they all damn well know that other guy owns . .. private property.
There's little difference in nuisance terms between an uptight, overly-controlling neighbor and your obliviously derelict or absentee landowner.
Don't like that lone dandelion? One too many lawn ornaments? Reaming out the neighbor may feel good, but it may not be worth it in the grand suburban scheme of things. So think twice:
http://tinyurl.com/meotd3n (scroll all the way down, it's cached)
Vilas Scott . ... was aware that Butschke and Richardson had been having some arguments, mainly over things such as Richardson not mowing the lawn or taking care of his side of the property.
http://www.wdtimes.com/news/article_0f7 ... 963f4.html
Richardson told detectives that he and Butschke did not get along well due to issues with the lawn and that Butschke basically had "taken his house away from him."