The French Government Controls When You Can Mow Your Lawn

In France, engaging in garden work such as lawn mowing is subject to various rules, and ignoring them could result in a fine. Citizens are permitted to cut the grass Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and noon and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and noon and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. You are also allowed to mow your lawn on Sundays and public holidays, but only between 10 a.m. and noon. These times were decided by a 1992 law and are designed to avoid unnecessary pollution. The fine for mowing outside of the guidelines is €68 ($72.53), but can be increased to €450 ($480.04) if the matter reaches court.