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#1 Bob-the-skull

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

I need to mow my lawns... however its getting warm every day here and i really need to get out first thing and do it...

so how early is to early to mow lawns?

#2 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

I think before 7 am you may be stretching the friendship......

#3 Velocinag

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

7am weekdays but I would wait till 8am on the weekend.

#4 Bob-the-skull

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 28/12/2012, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think before 7 am you may be stretching the friendship......

i think before 7am may be stretching my sanity!

i was more thinking around 7.30-8.30 before it gets to warm!

#5 jayskette

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

what about just before the sun sets? eg 7-8pm.

#6 Maple Leaf

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

People here mow at 6am. Very rude IMO.
7am would be a lot nicer!

#7 Kaonashi

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

I probably wouldn't mow before 8 on a weekday or 9 on a weekend, even though I'm always up before then.

#8 erindiv

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (jayskette @ 28/12/2012, 08:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what about just before the sun sets? eg 7-8pm.

Oh no, don't do that. I put my kids to bed at about 7:30pm and just about cry whenever a neighbor starts their mower at that time!

#9 kim27

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Yep, 8am weekday or 9am weekend is okay. Maybe if it's going to be seriously hot I'd forgive between 8am and 9am on a weekend.

#10 #YKG

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

depends on your local council laws. I know my council is not before 9am saturdays and 10am sundays.
Check your council website they will have times allowed

Edited by YellowKittyGlenn, 28 December 2012 - 07:19 PM.

#11 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

I think our local council it's 7am weekdays, 8am Saturdays and 9am Sundays.

#12 Bob-the-skull

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (YellowKittyGlenn @ 28/12/2012, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
depends on your local council laws. I know my council is not before 9am saturdays and 10am sundays.
Check your council website they will have times allowed

i can't find anything on our council site.... only about birds and poultry!

#13 MsDemeanor

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

I wouldnt be thrilled to hear a mower before 9am

#14 #YKG

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

its usually under noise restrictions in the local by laws

EPA also has advice in their noise pollution section

#15 Bob-the-skull

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE (YellowKittyGlenn @ 28/12/2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
its usually under noise restrictions in the local by laws

EPA also has advice in their noise pollution section

this is the council that i live in:


i cant find anything on their page?

#16 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

Depends on my neighbours... if they all have young children, I'd guess they are up by 7 anyway, so starting at 7:30 might be ok. If I had neighbours who were professionals or single etc, then I wouldn't before 9.

#17 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE (-*meh*- @ 28/12/2012, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i think before 7am may be stretching my sanity!

i was more thinking around 7.30-8.30 before it gets to warm!

Ha! Indeed......I'm in Sydney and it can get steamy by 8:30 some mornings....I know some local councils have restrictions on what hours building works, leaf blowers etc can start.....not sure if mowers are included .....I reckon 7:30 on a weekday you should be pretty safe....who isn't up by then except maybe teenagers or hungover uni students?! They would sleep through anything....

9 am on sat or sun I think is reasonable...although it could be getting hot for you by then....

#18 #YKG

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Sorry cant link but EPA SA says mowing is to be done done between 9am-8pm on weekends. Outside of these times is considered noise pollution/unreasonable noise

#19 Bob-the-skull

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

its usually quite warm by 9am... it is supposed to hit near 30 tomorrow with temps near 40 by new years so i really need to get it done tomorrow!

I might aim to get out there around 8am... we don't have a huge yard so fingers crossed it won't take to long...

i don't really speak to my neighbours, one side often wakes me with the leaving of their vehicles/gates early so i assume they are early rises...

other neighbours i have spoken to a couple times and i assume they wouldn't care... people over the back fence i have no idea who they are...

#20 Bluestocking

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

My neighbor likes to start banging around on his home reno's at 7:30am. Think throwing tiles from the roof, to the trailer, outside our bedroom window.

It makes me cranky.

Not before 8am is my opinion.

#21 libbylu

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

7.30am weekdays, 9am Saturdays, 10am Sundays.

#22 xeddy

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Check with your council, i seem to remember 7 am weekdays?

#23 jessie123

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

It is only 28 tomorrow I would do it 9 am it won't be hot.

#24 #YKG

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

Tam all states either councils, EPA in your state will have policy/regulations in regards to noise pollution which include lawn mowing, its usually under the category of non fixed machinery.
Doing a quick google search shows all states have a policy and most have policy of not before 9am on weekends & others are 8am on weekends. Weekdays there is a general consensus of 7am

#25 MAGS24

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

I always think neighbours are inconsiderate if they are out mowing and making a lot of noise before 10 am all through the week. Maybe try mowing the lawn in the cooler time of the evening around 6pm?

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