Comment: Just throwing an idea out

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Just throwing an idea out

Just throwing an idea out there but maybe you could have talked to your neighbor and offered to let him borrow your mower. Something along the lines of "was wondering if your lawnmower was broke because if it is, you can borrow mine." If his mower was broken, he would probably appreciate the offer. If it wasn't broken, it might serve to remind him that it is becoming apparent that his yard is being neglected. At least you approach from the position of helpful neighbor instead of a nosy busy body.