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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    We've never had that problem with bedtime, but did with naps before (not really anymore). My son's nap time moved around quite a bit over the first couple years and it seemed like whenever he was settled down for a nap is when the professional mowers with the big loud mowers - and especially leaf blowers - would show up.

    No one on my street mows real early or late, but snow blowing in the winter is a different story. There's an old guy that likes to get out before 7 and start snowblowing.
    7 is early for snowblowing? I'm already at work by then.


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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Mow after 9AM and before 9pm since it summer. I have a neighbor who is THAT GUY and mows every 3 days including one Saturday at 6:57AM & my kids sleep until 8:30-9 so I was really ****** when we were up at 7:30 that day. Oh and he is a Hawkeye, damn him


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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    This makes me glad I don't live in town. I'll mow when I want to drink a couple beers, thank you.


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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    7 is early for snowblowing? I'm already at work by then.
    Agree. Snowblowing is a different conversation.



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    7 is early for snowblowing? I'm already at work by then.
    Again, not in a neighborhood but snowblowing is different, IMO. That snow needs to be moved for people to get to work or whatever. The lawn can wait a couple hours.


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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    The government could mandate everyone with a lot size of .20 acres or below to get an electric mower.....



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    If I am doing it on the weekend, usually do it at 7am so I can make the 844 tee time.

    During the week I do it after work, before dinner



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I try not to start before about 9am, kids and old people are up by then, and just finish before it gets dark.
    Kids and old people are up by 5am. It's the teenagers that keep the hours you're thinking of.



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    I will snow blow as early as 430, but i usually do at least one of my neighbors....she's older and tough for her. Then I drive over and do my moms and still can get to work by 630



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Mowing. haha. Plebes.


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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Kids and old people are up by 5am. It's the teenagers that keep the hours you're thinking of.
    Nobody cares about teenagers, lazy punks need to get out of bed.



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I'm curious what CF thinks on this topic, since it's a mix of non-parents and parents.

    If you live in a neighborhood, what is the latest you will start/finish mowing your lawn? What is the earliest you will start? Do you have young children or elderly in your neighborhood?
    You always have the most interesting topics.

    My mow times are generally 10 to 8, but depends on the weather. Have done earlier and later than that at various times. Farmers say you got to make hay when the sun is shining....

    One little pet peeve I have is mowing on Sunday. I try not to at all costs and prefer it be a quiet day. Now I have mowed myself on Sunday's and don't get mad at people when they do. Just wish it would not occur.

    It's nice if you can be aware of your neighbors family situations, but agree with whoever said that when they had young kids it was a bigger hot button. The thought doesn't cross my mind much anymore and our next door neighbor does have a little one.



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    After shoveling/mowing since grade school...I loathe both.

    So our yard is big enough I hire the mowing out (I don't want to crowd our garage with a riding lawnmower).

    I happen to love snow-blowing however...anytime of the day or night, any temperature.



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Drove by a neighbor Monday morning that was mowing his front yard. It was 6:30 AM. That seems kinda dickish to me.



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    Re: Mowing the Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    7 is early for snowblowing? I'm already at work by then.
    I don't have a problem with snowblowing that early, it's just odd that people are sensitive about mowing but not snowblowing.



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