How To Separate Merged Front Yards?

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Q: I am trying to find an aesthetically pleasing and effective way of separating my front yard from my neighbors. I have been attempting to grow a tall, healthy lawn, and the merged front yards are proving a problem. Not only does my neighbor mow two feet over the property line, but because there is no physical separation, as our yards combine, my lawn doesn't grow as nicely as I would like.

Even if I politely ask my neighbor to follow the property line, there is no guarantee it would be done well. Any solutions? I've thought about doing a narrow hardscape, like a line of pavers or landscaping rocks, from the side of the house all the way to the street. Maybe something more subtle like small plants would do the trick. Any suggestions, especially if someone has seen this problem solved before, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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