Helping a neighbor is good for public relations.

Have you ever thought of lending a helping hand to a neighbor like this?

Unkempt property: Volunteers offering to clean lawn - The unkempt yard on Kirkland Drive that has drawn attention from neighbors might be improved before Town Meeting. At least one local business has offered to do the work at the Santangelo family's property, which has fallen into disrepair.

Meanwhile, Matt Strong, who owns Forever Green Lawn & Landscape and used to plow the Santangelos' driveway, said he offered to clean up their entire yard for free. Strong said he made his offer to homeowner Sam Santangelo on Jan. 25.