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Old 07.06.2019, 08:15
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If you would control the weed in your garden (which you probably don't do, else you would have no problem) there is need to rebuild your patio.
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In all fairness to Landers it is a pretty badly constructed sentence and is not easy to understand.
It doesn’t really make sense as it is written.

I think what you mean is

If you control the weed in your garden, ( which you are probably not doing otherwise there would be no problem) there will be no need to rebuild your patio.
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Probably regular herbicide treatment would be the best (or only) solution.
Herbicide is not selective. It affects everything it touches, including the gardener.

We live in the countryside. We get a huge amount of weeds growing in our garden. We even have some rapeseed blown in from some farmers field. We control them by mowing them or pulling them out or ignoring them. Scarifying the lawn once a year also helps.
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Old 07.06.2019, 08:33
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Herbicide is not selective. It affects everything it touches, including the gardener.



Not true, you can easily buy and have been able to do so for a very considerable time, herbicides that work only on broad leaf plants MCPA/MCPB
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Old 07.06.2019, 08:34
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Last year we noticed our neighbour has a patch of horsetail weeds growing in his garden close to ours. As horsetails are horrible things, which push roots underground, then spread and will not die until killed 7-8x (this is why they have suvived since the Jurassic period), we asked him to kill them off, which he kindly did by spraying a couple of times, but this was not sufficient as he stopped before they were fully exterminated.

Now this year they are spreading onto our property. If they reach our patio they will destroy it as they push through cement, gravel, tarmac etc. We have asked the neighbour nicely to get the work done, and have offered to organize a gardener to do the work, but he has so far refused to pay. Next step is to given him a letter kindly asking him to agree to a solution within a week.

I do not want to get into a dispute with the neighbour, but equally I do not want to be rebuilding my patio because he can't be arsed to control weeds which grow from his garden.

The Swiss civil code appears to suggest mutual duty of consideration (684), duty of payment (998) and injunction (679CC). Does anyone have the necessary legal experience to know exactly what I should expect from my neighbour?
If this was such a big deal to your long-term happiness you would have already offered to split the costs or pay outright. Instead you seem to be actively seeking conflict and stress in your life with those who live closest to you.

Not very smart to begin any legal threats until all other diplomatic options have been exhausted. Organise another friendly sit down with him and really explain why it's suh a problem.

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You missed out a word. The context of what you wrote was still obvious to anyone with half a brain though.

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Old 07.06.2019, 10:21
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Re: Neighbour + weeds

Why are posters ganging up against OP?

The horsetail weed is the neighbors property, therefore it's up to him/them remedy the issue. At his cost. Of course common sense should be considered, but that's secondary and OP appears to be aware already.
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Now this year they are spreading onto our property. If they reach our patio they will destroy it as they push through cement, gravel, tarmac etc. We have asked the neighbour nicely to get the work done, and have offered to organize a gardener to do the work, but he has so far refused to pay. Next step is to given him a letter kindly asking him to agree to a solution within a week.
Check your local Baurecht if they grow tall-ish, if you're lucky a certain Grenzabstand must be kept.

Regardless of that, you could request that a "Wurzelsperre" (root barrier/blocker) be installed on his side by a reasonable date, of course at his cost. I wouldn't mention the patio issue before sending a reminder, no need to kick down the door and storm in with guns blazing, so to speak.

Whether you need payment for the removal of what's already grown on your side can be handled later on. Personally, I would avoid such a demand to demonstrate goodwill, after all he'll still be your neighbor afterwards. Having him realise what a PITA the removal is may be helpful though.
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Old 07.06.2019, 10:30
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EF at their worst.

The horsetail weed is the neighbors property, therefore it's up to him/them remedy the issue. At his cost.

It can come from everywhere, it could have been in the earth already and now it pops up on his side as well.



What is wrong with the simple approach of clearing it up yourself on your side and asking the neighbour to clear his side? Three bets it will still come back soon as it will be coming from every side.
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Old 07.06.2019, 11:57
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Three bets it will still come back soon as it will be coming from every side.
Going by OP's posting history this is their 3rd spring at that place, at least their 2nd. If the horsetail were in the ground all over the place they would have grown in past years, too. OP describes it entirely different, there's a clear area of origin and direction of growth.
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Old 07.06.2019, 12:19
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Re: Neighbour + weeds

Dynamite, the answer to weeds is Dynamite.
Other than that they are edible and have a high Pharmaceutical value, so there you have it. Either blow them to smithereens or eat them.
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Old 07.06.2019, 12:42
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In all fairness to Landers it is a pretty badly constructed sentence and is not easy to understand.
It doesn’t really make sense as it is written.

I think what you mean is

If you control the weed in your garden, ( which you are probably not doing otherwise there would be no problem) there will be no need to rebuild your patio.
Oh damn, only now I see it, I missed a word while typing.

If you would control the weed in your garden (which you probably don't do, else you would have no problem) there is NO need to rebuild your patio.
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Old 07.06.2019, 12:52
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Re: Neighbour + weeds

Is this thread real or do I imagine because it is Friday?
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Old 07.06.2019, 12:56
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Re: Neighbour + weeds

Make tea?


https://www.therighttea.com/horsetail-tea.html


https://wellnessmama.com/8592/horsetail-herb-profile/





Maybe you are sitting on a goldmine
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The horsetail weed is the neighbors property, therefore it's up to him/them remedy the issue. At his cost.
Why?

Who cares about weeds?

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Check your local Baurecht if they grow tall-ish, if you're lucky a certain Grenzabstand must be kept.
30cm max height is hardly "tallish".

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30cm max height is hardly "tallish".

Tom
I have plenty on the sides of my garden that easily reach a meter. They only don't reach above 30cm on the field which gets mowed every week. (They can grow damn fast btw, and the cut off stems can be damn hurtful to need feet)
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30cm max height is hardly "tallish".

Tom
Is horsetail weed one specific species? I was under impression it's a collective name for the Equisetum family, some of which get clearly taller than one meter (up to 2m or so if memory serves).
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Re: Neighbour + weeds

Buy a goat, let the goat eat the weeds then barbeque the goat in Autumn.


Everybody happy (apart from the goat)
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Oh damn, only now I see it, I missed a word while typing.

If you would control the weed in your garden (which you probably don't do, else you would have no problem) there is NO need to rebuild your patio.



It's Friday right?




It reminds me of the Morecambe and Wise Andre Previn sketch. They're all the right words [they're not] just not necessarily in the right order.
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Old 07.06.2019, 15:32
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Buy a goat, let the goat eat the weeds then barbeque the goat in Autumn.


Everybody happy (apart from the goat)

Just make sure it is confined. Friends have quite a big area and thought to save time on grass mowing by getting some sheep. Found out that the sheep preferred the flower borders from the neighbours......
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Just make sure it is confined. Friends have quite a big area and thought to save time on grass mowing by getting some sheep. Found out that the sheep preferred the flower borders from the neighbours......
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