Sitting outside and enjoying one's backyard has become increasingly more difficult. It's too damn noisy. If it's not a construction site with bulldozers and heavy machinery then it's the neighbor's gardener with his lawn mower and leaf blower. Is there nothing we can do about it?? It's every day of the week at all hours of the day. And these machines do not have any emissions controls or noise limits. They're billowing smoke into the air and just so damn loud!!! Try having a conversation over the noise that those things generate.
Suggestion-- what if we were to go back to the days of those flywheel blade lawn mowers that spin (no motor) and to the days where leaves were actually raked by ..... yes, RAKES!!. Would it be so bad?? No noise pollution, no air pollution, no fossil fuels being burned....whats the downside?? A little more exercise??!! Not too bad.
And if we're not yet ready for something so drastic and people are so attached to their gas guzzling mowers and blowers could we not at least limit the days of the week that people could use them so that the rest of the week could be allocated to noise free/fresh air days??!!.
Food for thought!!