With the temperatures heating up, many Bozemanites will be firing up their lawnmowers regularly.

For some, it's a labor of love as many locals take great pride in a well-manicured yard. For others, it's just something you have to do and is kind of a hassle. Either way, there are some "Do's" and "Do Nots" when it comes to proper lawn care.

The last thing you want to do is be that neighbor who wakes up everyone around you when you fire up the lawnmower early on a weekend morning. Having said that, does Bozeman have any laws regarding when you can mow your lawn? Turns out, they do.

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Back in my lawnmowing days, I was always a fan of mowing before it got too hot. So I would mow in the morning or the early evening once the sun had started to go down. That works fine if you live outside of town, but what if you live in Bozeman? What are the laws when it comes to mowing?

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According to the Bozeman City Codes, there are certain times that you can use your mower, snowblower, and leaf blowers. The code states the following:

Snow blowers, leaf blowers, or similar devices. The operation of any equipment as defined above will be authorized between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. from October 1 through March 30 and between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. from April 1 through September 30.

Of course, many folks live in an area with an HOA and different rules might apply. However, while you can legally start mowing at 6 am, I'm not sure that will make you very popular in your neighborhood.

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The least you can do is maybe talk to your neighbors and make sure they're ok with it. I mean, that's just the right thing to do.


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