We appear to be quite the neighborhood trendsetters. We got a new roof, the neighbors on both sides of us got new roofs. I started planting crap in the yard and mulching like I'd never mulched before (true, I hadn't -- I had previously maintained a mulch-free environment), ditto with the planting and the mulch on both sides.
Next, I think I'll start walking around in the front yard in my underwear. Just to test the theory. And that guy across the street is pretty hot. Maybe he'll be a lemming too.