What can I put outside of my screened lanai to stop the gardener from

by Jeannie
using a weed wacker and splitting and/or splicing my screens?

  10 answers
  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 24, 2017

    Can you put big pots in front of the screen, or maybe decorative rocks?

  • 12328167784 12328167784 on Aug 24, 2017

    A new gardener or perhaps strips of clear plexiglass at the base of the screens about 6" high from the ground.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 24, 2017

    If there is room between the grass and the lanai edge it with old cut up pallets,scrap wood etc.

  • First I would have a word or two with the gardener. Then I would consider placing a decorative rock border around the lanai - maybe 6" wide or so.

  • FL FL on Aug 24, 2017

    How about a note saying "You're Fired!" Then point out the damage being done and what it would cost (him) to repair/replace). Then puta row of bricks around the outside of your lanai.

  • Barb Barb on Aug 24, 2017

    First I personally would bring to his attention because I'm sure he's not the owner, this way he can apologize and fix the problem even if it's just using a small electric hand held trimmer in that area being it's a tight spot to be using a weed wracker and causing damage. I can believe that he didn't see what he had done?? Try this and maybe they can bring a long card board box and use it to block the screen area, and move it along that whole section while they trim📌

  • Lynn Anderson Lynn Anderson on Aug 24, 2017

    You holding a shotgun! Then calmly tell your gardener that if he wrecks your lanai screens again, then he will be replacing them at HIS COST! That phrase about "his cost" and the SHOTGON should get your point accross! (I think he would catch on even without the shotgun!!) Good luck!!

  • I would talk to the gardener. He/she may not be aware of the damage they are causing.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 13, 2023

    I bet if you presented the gardner with a bill to repair those screens they would start being more careful. Funny how hitting someone in the pocket book seems to really get their attention.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 23, 2023

    We have a similar problem with our patio door that has a sliding screen. The delivery people literally drop the boxes and let them roll onto the screen. A piece of plexiglass at the bottom of the door stopped the problem. Since it was multiple delivery drivers, we could not pinpoint it to 1, just deal with the problem.