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To think 8.00am isn't too early ...

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LakieLady · 08/06/2020 17:58

To mow the grass?

We have a very quiet electric mower. And most mornings there are delivery lorries/vans making a racket at 8 (the whole street seems to be extending their house atm, we have a builder's lorry almost every day and they always come early).

The sun is on the back garden until gone 6pm, I work until 2.30 and by the time the grass is in the shade I'm frankly knackered.

Would it really BU to give it a quick mow at 8?

OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

1287 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
Quarantimespringclean · 08/06/2020 18:35

I’m a very early riser and I think 8am is unreasonable. 9am is ok.

Itwasntme1 · 08/06/2020 18:35

I wouldn’t cut the grass before 9am during the week and 10am at the weekend.

TrickyWords · 08/06/2020 18:35

A bin lorry passing at 7 is doing just that, passing. Mowing a lawn takes a significant amount of time even if it is teeny.

Cam2020 · 08/06/2020 18:36

On a weekday that's fine. Aren't people normally up and getting ready, travelling to or even at work at that time (pre Covid)?

Weekends, I'd wait til 9am.

unfortunateevents · 08/06/2020 18:36

Given that you presumably don't work 7 days a week why can't you mow it on your days off?

turnthebiglightoff · 08/06/2020 18:36

Agree; 9 weekdays 10 weekends earliest! There's always the posters who say "well I get up at 2.15am so anything after 3 is fine because late risers are lazy bastards" or similar Grin

FatalSecrets · 08/06/2020 18:38

I find it strange that lots of people are saying 8am is far too early. The bin lorry comes just after 7am emptying all the bottle boxes which are very loud. Can't see any difference and I bet those who would complain about mowing the lawn wouldn't complain to the council about the bins

Not all bin lorries come at the same time. Ours arrives around 10/11ish for rubbish and lunchtime for recycling

Aria2015 · 08/06/2020 18:38

Too early! I restrict noise making activities to between 10am and 6pm.

Thisismytimetoshine · 08/06/2020 18:39

Yes, of course it is. You're being ridiculous to compare the sound with passing traffic!

YouStupidBoy · 08/06/2020 18:42

Wouldn't bother me at all, but I am a very early riser.

maddiemookins16mum · 08/06/2020 18:42

I had to almost physically restrain DP from cutting the grass before 9am last week. Wait until 9.01.

ASandwichNamedKevin · 08/06/2020 18:43

@Aria2015 sensible times!

@PolPotNoodle 😂 😂

OP 8am is anti social, do it later.

bloodyhellsbellsx · 08/06/2020 18:43

Too early! You’ll be the talk of the street!

Minniee · 08/06/2020 18:43

Too early. Not a minute before 9 on a weekday.

KitKat1985 · 08/06/2020 18:44

I think lawn mowing should be after 10am really. If you have any neighbours who are elderly or sick etc they may well not get up until after 8am.

WhatsTheFrequencyKennneth · 08/06/2020 18:45

A bin lorry has a day full of collections to do, I pressume. The OP prefers not to cut the grass in the sunshine or when she is tired so has chosen 8am.

Mrskeats · 08/06/2020 18:46

No it's ridiculously early. Stop being so selfish.

AllNewThings · 08/06/2020 18:47

Surely 9am minimum. Not everyone is a morning person. Consider your neighbours ffs.

BBCONEANDTWO · 08/06/2020 18:47

10am at weekends.

SleepingStandingUp · 08/06/2020 18:48

I think it's fine, surely most people are up by 8 for work /school at 9 unless their working nights and unfortunately you have no idea when would be acceptable.

Minniee · 08/06/2020 18:48

Why does it need to be in the shade?

FangsForTheMemory · 08/06/2020 18:49

I've always told myself 9am for anything noisy eg vacuuming, Monday to Saturday, noon on Sundays.

BreconBeBuggered · 08/06/2020 18:51

Depends on your mower, though as a pp mentioned, we* wouldn't mow ours until the dew had gone. Our NDN has a ridiculously loud petrol mower, and a full set of equally noisy garden tools.Fucker is frequently rootling through his shed under my bedroom window for loud things to piss around with before 7:45. Our lawn is the same size, and perfectly manageable with a very quiet push mower, at a reasonable hour.

*royal we. It's not me.

simonisnotme · 08/06/2020 18:51

our neigbours gardener starts blowing leaves around, cutting the grass or jet washing things at 8am practically every bloody morning, hes a very slow working pain in the arse please leave it till at least 9

2pinkginsplease · 08/06/2020 18:53

Far too early,I wouldn’t do it till 10am at the earliest, I have a neighbour who thinks nothing of going out at 8.40am, strimming his full garden with a petrol strimmer.... total knob!

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