Gardening on Sundays or public holidays is a sensitive topic. After all, you don’t want to bother anyone, but there’s usually little time during the week. People who are rarely at home on weekdays often don’t know when to do their gardening.

Sunday – weekend, finally free, a lot of things that were left behind during the week can be done. In addition, possible helpers only have time on weekends, especially on Sundays. So why not just choose Sunday to spruce up the garden?

Sunday is also legally classified as a general day of rest on which no work should be done. However, this principle is being given less and less importance.

Today people often work on weekends and Sunday as a day of rest is no longer as present as it was 20 years ago. However, care must be taken to ensure that no noisy work is carried out on Sundays. For example, you shouldn’t let your neighbors feel disturbed by your work.

This means that you are allowed to do all gardening work on Sundays that does not cause any noise. This includes: cutting out trees, pulling weeds, harvesting fruit, fertilizing and storing decorative items in the garden.

Since the weekend is about relaxing, loud gardening should not be done out of solidarity with the neighborhood and also for ethical reasons. Which includes:

There are also restrictions on gardening on public holidays, which may vary by country and region. Some countries have similar rules on public holidays as Sundays, while others may have special rules.

In Germany there are no nationwide uniform laws regarding gardening on public holidays. The regulations vary depending on the federal state and even within individual municipalities. When it comes to noise protection regulations, things are different.

However, in most cases the same restrictions apply as on Sundays. It is therefore advisable to orientate yourself on the permitted and prohibited work mentioned above.

There are various laws and guidelines for noise protection in Germany and the EU, including the Equipment and Machinery Noise Protection Ordinance. These regulations are intended to minimize noise such as that from leaf blowers in the garden to protect the health of residents. People who violate these regulations and cause unnecessary noise can be fined up to 5,000 euros.

Gardening with equipment such as lawn mowers or high-pressure cleaners is prohibited in residential areas all day on Sundays and public holidays and on weekdays from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., unless the equipment is quiet and does not cause any noise nuisance.

Particular attention should be paid to noise-intensive devices such as leaf blowers, which are generally prohibited from operating on Sundays, especially if they do not have the EU eco-label and a guaranteed sound power level, as they can, among other things, cause hearing damage.