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Old 10-19-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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Any ideas how to keep people from driving on my lawn?

It does not happen too often. I live down a private dead end dirt road. I'm the last house. There is a turn-a-round prior to my property that trucks back into to turn around. Every now and then some dumba$$ drives on my lawn. I've also caught the mailman & DHL driver (Yep DHL driver, twice) driving on the grass. Last night I noticed it happened again. The problem is that under the grass is my drain field. Now I feel I need to put up a barrier to keep cars off. The lawn is about 120' long. I'd like to find some 3" rope and build a rope fence. I can't find any surplus rope. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place. I understand ship mooring lines have a short life and need replacement frequently. Anyone know where to get this stuff? Any other ideas? I've thought about boulders, but that would require a tractor and dump truck. A lot of nasty ideas have crossed my mind too, but thats not an option.


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Old 10-19-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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I was thinking some trees but the drain field kind of kills that.

Maybe some strategically placed railroad ties (planted vertical of course).
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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Re: Any ideas how to keep people from driving on my lawn?

I use old trucks as a border and have no problems with cut-throughers.

For a higher class solution,if you`re into that type of thing,you could put up a simple fence.More like a gaurd rail.Like in a park.A low-lying timber-type with short posts.
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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What about a simple split rail fence?
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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I use old trucks as a border and have no problems with cut-throughers.

For a higher class solution,if you`re into that type of thing,you could put up a simple fence.More like a gaurd rail.Like in a park.A low-lying timber-type with short posts.


Oooh. You mean like what you might see at a State/National park? Telephone poles? Good idea. Maybe my utlity company has some old ones they could dump off here?
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:15 PM   #7
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or a pile of bricks, seen that done. ouch!
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #8
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dig a trench .good for drainage as well as breaking axels
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #9
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From what I have read it could be you wife running from the supermarket police......
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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find some big rocks and place them 5' apart
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:58 PM   #11
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From what I have read it could be you wife running from the supermarket police......
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:41 PM   #12
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find some big rocks and place them 5' apart
Exactly.............and paint them white. Easy to see and attractive.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:01 PM   #13
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When I was a wee lad of a boy, we had an alley that ran from our street to the next one over.
We had a neighbor, who shall be respectively referred to as Mr. Buttmunch

To access his driveway, he had to turn left, into the alley off the street next to our house.
He invariably thought it was funnier that sh.., all get out, to cut the corner short and drive across a portion of our back yard.
I'm not exaggerating, my dad put a BIG ROCK about 2 1/2'-3' in diameter at that corner.
That stopped that problem.

After Mr. Buttmunch drove to the end of his driveway, he had to make a hard, right, 90 degree turn to get into his garage.
To get out of his garage, he would simply back out of his garage, & into our yard; so he could make a right turn to go out his driveway to the alley.

My dad put a 1/2 dozen, or so, 4" "crash poles" in our yard, directly opposite his garage.
"Have fun backing all the way out, Mr. BM. Especially in the slippery, slidy snow."

I hope these 2 little ideas may have helped you.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:05 PM   #14
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Re: Any ideas how to keep people from driving on my lawn?

I have the same problem with my side lawn. I have thought about railroad ties but my luck would be someone get hurt and I would get sued. Im too broke to install fencing right now
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I've always liked rail road ties too.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:22 PM   #16
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:27 PM   #17
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I've always liked rail road ties too.
Iv'e been thinking that too. Any idea of cost?
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:30 PM   #18
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I used to work for a contractor. I was always amazed how simplex nails almost always landed pointy end up. Too big of a liability though
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:55 PM   #19
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I used to work for a contractor. I was always amazed how simplex nails almost always landed pointy end up. Too big of a liability though
I hate to sound stupid, but why the liability?

If you put nails in your yard & somebody chooses to drive over them, that would be their problem, not yours.
They're not supposed to be driving there.
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Because if someone gets hurt on your property,you are liable.Even with no tresspassing signs I bet
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Maybe put up a sign? That would be my 1st action. Then if they continue to lawnpass,they are fair game.
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for more ideas go to this site.
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Try some old drive-in theatre entry spikes. These guys will remember to not do this the second time.
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how about a fence made of these?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #25
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If you dug your own pond then this little moat shouldn't be that hard!

I like my split rail fence, but it's in my back yard...
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