As long as it’s legal where you live, there’s no real reason why you can’t grow marijuana on your property. However, the one thing you may need to consider is how your neighbors might feel about having it around.
If they do seem concerned about it, your initial reaction might be that your neighbors are just uptight and can stick it. It’s your property, and you can do what you want with it. But why start a neighborhood feud over it if you don’t have to?
You can be a good, considerate neighbor yourself while still growing your crop. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to take much extra effort on your part. Here are a few things to consider:
Keep Your Property Well-Maintained
You can mitigate any concerns about what the presence of marijuana could mean to surrounding property values by keeping your own property nice and tidy. By ensuring your own yard blends in with those around it will give your neighbors little reason to complain.
Secure Your Crop
Neighbors with children could be worried about having marijuana growing in such close proximity and potentially easy access. Whether you’re growing for your own personal use or commercially, odds are you probably want to protect your crop from being “borrowed” without your permission anyhow.
Specialty fences or cages can provide some security to your plants. However, your best option for keeping your valuable and coveted crop truly protected is to fully enclose it. Growing marijuana inside your home, a locked greenhouse, or other structure also offers you the added benefit of being able to maintain full control over your growing conditions.
Keep Plants Out of Sight
Along similar lines to securing your crop, growing your marijuana out of neighbors’ lines of sight should help to lessen their concerns about it. Out of sight, out of mind (hopefully).
That you wouldn’t make a front hedge out of marijuana plants probably goes without saying. But you can go the extra mile to keep your crop really hidden from view.
You can keep your marijuana well out of sight by growing it in the backyard, hidden behind privacy fencing and/or other larger plants. If you have the aforementioned greenhouse in place back there, that’s a great way to kill two birds with one stone; your crop is both secure and out of sight.
It can be as easy as that. Just remember, if your neighbors do have a problem with you growing at first, try not to take it personally. And know that much of the protective actions you would probably already take to protect your crop anyway are the same ones that can make your neighbors feel better about having it around.