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I am trying to embrace my inner Swiss but these dandelions and clover in my yard are making my teeth hurt.

Is there a rule about when you can fire up the lawn mower? I have been paying close attention to neighbors all around and no one has cut their grass yet, even though it is shin-high in weeds, oops, I mean wildflowers.

I know there is a rule in the fall regarding the date (October 1) you can turn on your leaf blower and I'm wondering if there isn't the same kind of thing for lawn mowers.
Near us everyone waited until after Easter to start dealing with their gardens, except for tree trimming which can be done earlier. The rest has to wait until the weather warms up. I've cut the grass twice, used the Vetikutier and will soon fertilize and seed as needed. I tend to cut the grass in the late afternoon, then we BBQ and can enjoy the smell of a freshly mowed lawn.
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Old 10.04.2010, 15:36
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Re: Is there a rule regarding grass cutting?

In some neigbourhood there is always somone mowing the lawn, so you hear the noise of friggen motors from 7-20.00 six days per week. If one starts to mow, then onther one is ready when he is finished. verry annoying are the motorised scythes and people try to cut the grass to perfection. Every step done with a motorised machine.
1. lawnmower
2. petrol scarifier used 2 times
3. petrol trimmer
4. home built edge trimmer
5. leaf blower
6. swearing man winding up a not starting motor

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Old 10.04.2010, 15:49
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Re: Is there a rule regarding grass cutting?

As I'm writing, the neighbour is running the electric lawn mower right now at 15h30. No more poof needed.
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Old 10.04.2010, 16:03
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Re: Is there a rule regarding grass cutting?

if i rent the goat over night, would I be cutting someone else's grass?

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Here in Obwalden we can rent the town goat by the hour or one can pay a premium and keep it for the night.
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You rebel, you! I love it!
Not much of a rebel. I mowed the grass and trimmed some shrubs while hubby power washed the front and back patios. Keeps the neighbors happy.

Of course we took a break at lunchtime.
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if i rent the goat over night, would I be cutting someone else's grass?
It's strictly a don't ask don't tell policy.
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Re: Is there a rule regarding grass cutting?

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I don't know about Vaud, but in Canton Schwyz, it is actually illegal to use machinery to cut grass.

Most people in that canton have their own cattle or goats, so it isn't as big a problem as it might first appear, and those who don't own grazing animals may rent a goat for the weekend from their local gemeinde/commune.

The result is a blissfully quiet canton, the sound of plucked banjos notwithstanding...
hahahaha -- sorry i couldnt stop laughing when i read this! thank you for making my night!
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hahahaha -- sorry i couldnt stop laughing when i read this! thank you for making my night!
But, even if "served" here in a humourous way it is not only a joke but reality. If you have a weekend-home or another sizeable place with a large garden in a rural place, the best solution, instead of purchasing some expensive lawn mowing equipment and starting big work, is to guard new trees and other plants by strong fences, and then allow the next shepherd to use your place. The shepherd will advise you very precisely about what to do, and if you work on his advice, you will not have any problem and the lawn-mowing is done free of charge. The shepherd, happy about a city-chap open to common sense, not only does charge nothing, but possibly will place two bottles of good wine from the St. Galler Rheintal for you
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Re: Is there a rule regarding grass cutting?

That will be down to richard Stallman and his GPL (Goats Protection League) - serious bunch of rabble rousers.


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I don't know about Vaud, but in Canton Schwyz, it is actually illegal to use machinery to cut grass.

Most people in that canton have their own cattle or goats, so it isn't as big a problem as it might first appear, and those who don't own grazing animals may rent a goat for the weekend from their local gemeinde/commune.

The result is a blissfully quiet canton, the sound of plucked banjos notwithstanding...
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Re: Is there a rule regarding grass cutting?

Hre's a gardening question... is it better to edge, mow trim and rake? or edge, trim, mow and rake? does it really make a difference?

Goat not an option....
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