Establishing clear-cut boundaries can certainly create an environment of needed respect between neighbours. Not establishing one can certainly be disastrous (although the same cannot be said of the Great Wall of China, breached by the Mongol Army).
In 1279 Kublai Khan, the descendant of the great conqueror – and prolificprocreator – Genghis Khan subdued and ruled over China, undeterred with the great fence. True, this was during barbaric times when war was the ultimate weapon of conquest. These days, establishing residential fences right with your neighbour can save you a lot of trouble – and much-needed sleep.
Mark Physical Boundaries
Going the China way of putting up physical boundaries can certainly help. Residential fences will come in handy in this regard. If a fence is out of the question for whatever reason, create identification markers instead.You can do this by placing plants or similar garden ornamentals. Such clear-cut boundaries should be enough to discourage your neighbour to cross to your yard every now and then.
While a neighbour hopping into your property may not pose an immediate problem to you, your neighbour may exploit this and pretty soon you would find your yard getting smaller by the day.
Establishing boundaries does not end with just putting up a fence. You may even use the fence as an excuse to talk to your neighbour, if your home shares the same lot and just separated by a fence, to tell you in advance of celebratory nights. This would allow you to brace yourself in case of an all-nighter on the other side of the fence.
Communication is vital to keep your space from being invaded. If intrusions do occur, speaking about it when things are not heated up can be wise. After all, a good fence can make a good neighbour, but a heated argument can lose one.