Gardening

Mowing on Sunday: what the law says


Between personal and professional obligations, it is not always easy to find time to take care of your garden.

The problem is even more difficult when it comes to starting your mower to freshen the lawn.

Very often, the solution considered is to mow on Sunday.

But what says the lawon this subject ?

Sunday mowing and neighborhood

Daytime noise encompasses noise disturbances likely to disturb the neighborhood. We also talk about noises of behavior. These can be caused by:

  • an animal (dog barking, rooster crowing, etc.);
  • an individual (heels, cries, family reunion…);
  • one thing (TV, stereo, DIY tool and, in our case, a mower).

Article R1336-5 of the Public Health Code also states that "no particular noise may, by its duration, repetition or intensity, affect the tranquility of the neighborhood […] ».

When you know that a petrol mower can emit up to 95 dB, you must therefore be careful in your choice of schedule for mow on Sunday.

Note that according to articles R623-2 and R49, failure to comply with these rules is punishable by a violation of 3eclass amounting to 68 euros.

Can we mow on Sunday?

As a general rule, the hours when mowing on Sundays is tolerated are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to noon.

Reading this, you will therefore be tempted to conclude that you can mow on Sunday. Yes, but it’s not that simple. Indeed, mayors have the power to change regulations, and some of them do not hesitate to ban mowing on Sundays.

It is therefore very important to inquire with your town hall, in order to know the provisions in force in your municipality. You will thus avoid certain inconveniences.

Every town hall and town has the power to adapt the laws regarding mowing on Sundays.

  • To read also: Maintaining your mower

Smart tip

When in doubt, and exceptionally, it is sometimes easier to ask your neighbors if you can mow on Sunday.

Note that this also concerns the trimming of hedges or the use of a chainsaw.


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