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Old 09-04-2014, 04:23 PM   #41
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my own personal rule is 10am to 5pm. I'm a neighbor too and get get noise from others.

What gets me are the 6 to 8pm noise blowers on saturday evening. Totally ruins dinner on the porch.
No kidding! The guy next door is one of these. Last weekend he was trying to start one of his many pieces of power equipment. 20 minutes of turning it over without ignition starting at 7:30 PM. What was he going to do once it started? It was too dark to mow.

Although there is another guy up the street who I have noticed out with his power edger at 9:00 PM in the pitch dark Apparently he has hooked up some light source to it. I mean really!?
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:42 PM   #42
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We are blessed with a neighbor couple who have.....MATCHING LEAF BLOWERS! I can mow my similarly sized yard in 20 minutes. They take ~ 3 hours with mowing, edging, blowing, vacuuming. Drives all us other neighbors nuts. After about three hours of miscellaneous leaves falling, there yard looks not much better than mine. Just nuts.
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I knew I was going to spend the summer getting ready to move so I hired a service to do the lawn work (mowing, pruning, edging, etc)

Those guys are like SEALs, they swoop in during the afternoon and get it done. Way better than I ever did myself.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:10 PM   #44
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I knew I was going to spend the summer getting ready to move so I hired a service to do the lawn work (mowing, pruning, edging, etc)

Those guys are like SEALs, they swoop in during the afternoon and get it done. Way better than I ever did myself.
OK, last comment on the lawn, I promise. My goal with the lawn is to try to minimize both time and money spent on the lawn. At the same I do try to exceed Minimum Acceptable Community Standards (a term I just made up) by a sufficient margin that I don't draw attention to the lawn. In fact, I figure that if people notice my lawn, one of two things is wrong, either I've spent too much time and/or money on it and it looks too nice or I haven't spent enough on it and it looks crappy. So, the effect I'm aiming for is "immediately forgettable".
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California lawn. Stop watering it and it grows much slower. Apply green paint as needed.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:21 PM   #46
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I asked the SEALs to trim a bush. They said, "that's not a bush, it's a tree". They were right, and it's looking good (now).
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On the other hand, having grown up in the midst of a city where sirens, traffic noises, and blasting music were common sounds all of the time, lawn maintenance noises are actually pleasant sounds for us.
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