do you have your own set of rules for lawn mowing?
whats the earliest time to start?
latest time to finish?
do you mow part of your neighbours yard.eg where your yards join..?
or does that annoy you if your neighbour mows some of your yard?
how about grass clippings....
is it rude not to use a grass catcher?
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10-12-2007 09:43 #1
lawn mowing etiquette
10-12-2007 10:26 #2Senior Member
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I think the council rules here are 7am-7pm except Sunday where it's 8am to 6pm..
BUT, we never start our lawn mowing until at least 9am (unless the chick behind us plays her music at all hours the night before, then it's dead on 7am )
If we mow in the afternoon, always finished by 4pm.
Doesn't annoy me if my neighbour mows part of my lawn, he can mow as much as he likes
We have a grass catcher on our mower, I hate grass clippings on my feet!
10-12-2007 10:39 #3
Yeah its 7am to 7pm on the Gold Coast, but I hate Saturday mornings when the neighbours crank up there mower.. its like they want everyone to know they are up and all motivated at that horrid hour of the day.. I mean...please....
Ours gets done 9ish or after 3pm when its not so hot, oh and yes always a grass catcher and no, dont get mad if my Neighbour mows over our side but do get mad when hubby doesn't return the favour...shesh...men hey
10-12-2007 10:41 #4
do you have your own set of rules for lawn mowing? DP does it and the lines have to be straight and going in a certain direction
whats the earliest time to start? 9am
latest time to finish? umm....dont really know, DP will either do it when he wakes up on a sunday or when he gets home from work, thats about 3 - 3:30pm. it only takes 30min to do...so i guess the latest time is around 3:30 - 4pm
do you mow part of your neighbours yard.eg where your yards join..? our yards dont meet really, only the little part on the other side of the foot path (we are on a bit of a hill and we all have retaining walls from one block to another, if that makes scence) we will mow the little part so it all blends in
or does that annoy you if your neighbour mows some of your yard? nope, as i said its only the tiny council strip anyway
how about grass clippings....
is it rude not to use a grass catcher? depends on where you are, ie: mum and dads house 3.5 acres with neighbours the same then nah its ok. in an area like mine (estate or houses close by) then i would say yes.
i think it is rude because if you have weeds you will increes the chance of spreading them to your neighbours yard.
we laid tuff down about 4 months ago and one of our neighbours had no grass, they just have weeds, and they mow with out their catcher and we are forever picking weeds out of our new garden and grass.....a little consideration is all that is needed
plus it does not look as tidy and DP has to have it PERFECT
10-12-2007 10:57 #5Senior Member
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Thare's no way Damien would get out of bed before 8am on a weekend, so I'll say not before 8am and not after 7ish. I know there's specific rules on times, but I'm not sure what they are in my area. We have a family with a baby next door, so we're always concious of that.
Damien just mows to our border. If next door wants to mow part of ours, then go for it!
We have a catcher on our mower. Damien dumps it all down in a hidden back corner. When there's a green waste collection, we then put it out to be taken to the tip.
I don't think it's rude to not use a catcher.
10-12-2007 11:08 #6
DP mows mid morning normally. He doesn't do any of the neighbours (and vice versa) and we also don't use a catcher.
missie_mack, our 3 neighbours opposite are like that. Perfect pristine lawns and gardens they water lots. We are happy living with our slightly unruly yard with dead patches of grass and piles of weeds - its too insane to keep up with in summer
10-12-2007 11:09 #7Senior Member
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He never touched my lawn again after I had quiet chat to him There was no reason for him to do it as we mowed it ourselves the day before and then put the fertilisers on it!
10-12-2007 11:41 #8
I usually only mow in the afternoon after about 4 when it has cooled down.
I don't mow any of our neighbours yard but he will do the patch next to our drive way on his side, which is fine, doesn't worry me at all.
We use a catcher because I use the clippings as mulch on our garden.
10-12-2007 15:30 #9
We always wondered about the etiquette with mowing our neighbours yard. They have a huge backyard so have a ride-on-mower for that but they cant get it up to the front yard (sloping properties) so he just uses a whipper snipper for the whole front yard grass and either leaves all the clippings or very rarely rakes them up.
We feel sorry for him having to do this and it only takes another minute to do the top part of his front lawn which is street level. We've offered to lend him our mower but he hasnt taken us up on it. We are worried though if we do it for him whenever we do ours he will think we are trying to hint to him that we dont think he's doing it enough or doing it properly.
Who knew such a simple thing could become so complicated??
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