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Crazy debate sparked over un-mown patch of lawn
A photograph of a freshly trimmed patch of lawn has caused furious debate over whether Australians should be forced to mow their own nature strips and the ones they own with neighbours, or just their own.
The photo sparked a heated argument after it was posted to a Facebook community group based in northern Sydney.
The image showed grass beside a footpath that stretched across the front of two properties.
While the lawn was well maintained on one side, the lawnmower finished his work at the final metre of grass that was on the neighbour's property.
“Seems these two neighbours in Chatswood clearly don't get on,” the caption on the post read.
Some locals branded the neighbour “petty” and the alleged dispute between the homeowners as simply “ridiculous”.
“Why wouldn't the person just go to the end? Visually it would actually look better,” one person furiously said.
However, not everyone agreed that the neighbour should have finished the whole lawn strip and said the other party could be to blame.
“We used to have to do this as our old neighbours didn't like us touching "his lawn" even though it was less than 30cm,” a local wrote.
Another said: “They would be employing a gardener, doubt the homeowner would be doing that.”
According to the Willoughby Council's website the “petty" neighbour may be in the right.
“All residents are responsible for caring for the nature strip that fronts or adjoins onto the property in which they reside,” it said.
The owner of the well-mowed lawn eventually took to social media to reveal there was no bad blood between his family and their neighbour.
“Relax people, we like our neighbours and promise in future we will get our gardeners to co-ordinate better,” they said.
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