This is such an amazing time of year to be out showing homes. The weather is bright and sunny, and the big bonus for the Spring time here in the Atlanta area are all the different types of flowering trees to enjoy.
As shown in the photo, the downside for all these large trees are the amount of shade that is cast in the shadows of this amazing beauty.
When we first moved here from Texas, I was awestruck at the trees since the only trees in our area were small in size. I just loved looking out my windows in Atlanta at the beautiful trees lining the streets. I couldn't imagine that there would be any problems with someone not enjoying these trees. WRONG!
The vast majority of subdivisions in this area have homes located on lots that are about 1/3 of an acre in size. For a homeowner that takes the beauty of the grass over the beauty of the trees, it can get a little dicey. I have actually had a friend in the neighborhood ask me questions about his "air space." He's very frustrated at his neighbor's tree branches going over to his side of the lot line. He's having a challenge getting his pristine lawn to grow in the shadows of the neighbor's tree. What are his rights? I then try (very gently) to remind him of the value of having a good relationship with any neighbors.