Waking Up To The Sound of Lawnmowers

United States
April 20, 2017 7:59am CST
Even though I probably should have been up already, the landscapers had their mowers going right at 8am on the dot. Can't complain cause 8am is the time when noise is acceptable here. However, I really wasn't ready to get up and it would have been nice to sleep a little longer. Having the grass mowed is worth the money I paid into my HOA fees (along with snow removal). With all the rain the grass is high but beautifully lush and green. The dogs were having a problem with the grass being so high so now they should be happy and can go out and sniff to their hearts content without having to wade through high grass. Now that I'm up, showered and dressed there's only one more thing to do.....HAVE COFFEE!!!!! Sending smiles to everyone and hoping it's a good day.
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22 responses
@LadyDuck (112543)
• Switzerland
20 Apr
I mowed last week, the grass was so high due to a sudden rise in temperature. From two day is chilly.
5 people like this
• United States
20 Apr
I mowed the front the other day and all the rain the grass is a foot high already.
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@Marty1 (23498)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Apr
@AbbyGreenhill was it raining the grass grew so much?
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@LadyDuck (112543)
• Switzerland
20 Apr
@AbbyGreenhill We had a strong wind, no rain and the cold is back. For the moment it stopped growing.
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@amadeo (43553)
• United States
20 Apr
Same here.No more mowing for us.We hired someone to do it.We had enough.As you say the money well worth it.
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• United States
20 Apr
@Marilynda1225 When you live in situation where you pay maintenance fess you have no choice but to let others mow. I love mowing its more fun than vacuuming.
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@amadeo (43553)
• United States
20 Apr
@AbbyGreenhill not for the old men.Enjoy your mowing.
• United States
20 Apr
@amadeo When I"m too old to sit on a riding lawn tractor you might as well cover me with dirt.
@Happy2BeMe (61628)
• Canada
20 Apr
Lucky you I work up to the sound of snow plows...lol I can't wait until the grass get mowed for the first time but by the looks of it, it won't be anytime soon!
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• United States
20 Apr
Oh My!!! I can't believe you're still getting snow up there. Egads will you ever see spring?
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@Happy2BeMe (61628)
• Canada
20 Apr
@Marilynda1225 We did last week!! lol Hope that wasn't it!!
@Tampa_girl7 (21000)
• United States
20 Apr
It's time to cut our grass, but we are having lawnmower issues.
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• United States
20 Apr
Hope your lawnmower issues aren't something that is expensive to fix
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@Tampa_girl7 (21000)
• United States
20 Apr
@Marilynda1225 we bought it last year. It was only used a few times
@fishtiger58 (29387)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Apr
The sound of lawnmowers is so much better than the sound of snow plows. Enjoy you day.
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• United States
20 Apr
Egads I'd be pulling my hair out if it was snow blowers
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@fishtiger58 (29387)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Apr
@Marilynda1225 So would I hate that sound
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@Marty1 (23498)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Apr
@marilynda1225 It poured rain, so no grass was cutting around here. But my grass cutter cut my grass a few fays ago and even surprised me and cleaned up my yard of leaves and other debris. I was so happy! Glad you had your grass cut and your yard looks beautiful!
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• United States
20 Apr
The landscapers were here for hours since the grass was so high. Now it's nice and short and we can enjoy it
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@Marty1 (23498)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Apr
@Marilynda1225 Glad, you get to enjoy the grass for awhile. Good thing they did it for you!
• United States
20 Apr
I live in the country and would throw a fit if my husband started mowing at that hour! When I lived in a condo complex they never started until around 10 am. I guess they have schedules.
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• United States
20 Apr
I guess we have earlier times for noise to be acceptable there. Even though it's country I live in a community so I assume they have schedules to keep and then move on to the next customers. Since the grass was so high they were here for hours doing the whole complex.
• United States
20 Apr
@Marilynda1225 There are sounds I really hate and that is sirens and cars with no mufflers, I'll take the sound of a lawn being mowed any day.
@marlina (58259)
• Canada
20 Apr
I can't have my shower first, I need my coffee first! The lawnmowers will be working this weekend if not raining. Grass getting taller.
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• United States
20 Apr
I shower first because my bathroom is part of my master bedroom and my coffee is downstairs, If I didn't have to come downstairs I'd probably have my coffee first but just the thought of having to go back up to shower and dress is too much for my knees.
@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr
Thanks for the smiles. I'm off to bed in a minutes. I didn't sleep well last night so I'm hoping for a better night tonight.
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• United States
20 Apr
Hope you get a better nights sleep. I hate waking up after a bad night of tossing and turning.
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@NJChicaa (25930)
• United States
20 Apr
I hate when the neighbors get the lawn equipment going too early in the morning. So obnoxious.
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• United States
20 Apr
I have nothing to say about the time they come since it's within township rules they can start at 8am. It's not fun waking up to so much noise but the grass really needed mowing so it's finally getting done.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Apr
I don't like it when the neighbors mow their lawn early either, although I don't think he does it quite that early. When it really bothered me was after I'd worked the midnight shift and was trying to get some sleep before heading out to the second job. Course, my neighbor never knew all of that. I ended up using ear plugs a lot and only recently began trying to sleep without them a bit more. My husband can be a noisy sleeper so sometimes they are still necessary even though I'm not working the midnight shift since last summer and I'm not back to work yet after my surgery.
@Susan2015 (17940)
• United States
23 Apr
We have someone come and mow ours. I'm allergic to grass and my husband has Asthma so we can't do it.
@mom210 (5807)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
ugh but 8AM is still sleep in time if it is the weekend. They should not be mowing yet, they could wait about 2 hours for a reasonable time.
@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
21 Apr
I love the way most lawns look this time of year! Most of them seem to come up so beautifully! This really is a lovely time of year.
@PainsOnSlate (18648)
• Canada
21 Apr
I got up at 6AM, my body clock wakes me up then very day, my husband too we are up and drinking coffee at 6...We don't have enough grass yet to mow, its been pouring lately so it will happen soon!
@andriaperry (27890)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
I am thinking about pouring cement all over and no grass to mow.
21 Apr
Our HOA finally fired the guys who did the public areas because they'd try to start as early as 6:30 in the morning. This went on for a year before they finally did something about it. The new company comes around 8:30-9 now. We have to maintain our own lawns though, which I think is kinda dumb for the insane amount we pay the HOA.
• Banks, Oregon
21 Apr
Well that's not a good way to wake up
@xstitcher (9636)
• Petaluma, California
21 Apr
Today went pretty well. I am going to have to do some yard work myself, tomorrow. I tried mowing the other day, but the handle of the lawnmower broke.
@Juliaacv (20390)
• Canada
20 Apr
That's not a great wake up call is it? Its nice that your lawns are so lush and green, ours are getting that way too, and long, ours needs its first cut of the season, but it has to stop raining and dry up a bit first.