The issue of fines for gardening shows that the protection of privacy is a relative term! This is important, exciting and affects everyone who wants to enjoy life in a wide green outdoor space. Everyone involved should be well informed. What lies behind the corresponding state or federal regulations is the desire for sustainable behavior. Of course, you should tend and enjoy your garden in the way that suits you best. But the environment and your neighbors, as well as the community in which you live, must not suffer. In addition, you should know the general rules so that you do not pay unnecessary fines. We are happy to help you with an overview.
Gardening has statutory rules that you must follow, no matter how big or small your plot is!
Gardening fines related to wildlife
Protect the habitat of animals
Despite our seclusion from nature, many rare animal species still surround us. If you do anything in your garden, keep this in mind! Two typical examples are trimming back garden hedges and disposing of certain types of biological waste. In the first case, one should be especially careful in the summer season. The slight pruning is usually not bad, but you should stick to it. A radical one would definitely affect the habitat of birds and result in fines being paid. For much the same reason, at some times of the year the use of automatic machines for gardening such as mowing lawns or trimming hedges is not permitted. There are also strict rules for the disposal of a number of biological waste types. For some it may seem harmless to simply bring the pruning somewhere outside the garden and stow it away. However, some types of such, such as tree clippings, animal droppings, and leaves, could seriously imbalance nature.
If you break certain rules, you face fines
Protect the animals even while gardening
There are a number of animals that are a little uncomfortable for humans, but are extremely important to nature. Also, many are threatened and we must not reduce their numbers. We’re talking about a lot of insects here! No matter how much you feel disturbed by bees, wasps or butterflies, you should protect them. You shouldn’t kill them, you should want to keep them. Release them for the sake of humanity and save money at the same time.
Enjoy your cozy garden, but be just as responsible to nature and your fellow human beings
Disposal of chemical agents
Of course, you should always be careful when using chemical agents. Because through the earth and the water they spread throughout the environment. You should be all the more careful when throwing out rubbish that contains chemical substances. In some states, the fines could reach up to 50,000 euros.
Gardening becomes fun once you get an idea of the main rules
A lot could go wrong, especially with larger construction projects in your own garden. A larger garden house or another additional building in your own yard would have to be done after permission from your municipality. If you break the rules prescribed for this, in addition to the fine, you could end up having to tear down what you have made. Better familiarize yourself with the guidelines in advance. You should be just as careful when building fences. Many states have strict rules on these, as they obviously greatly affect the overall look of the community. In historic residential areas in particular, you should definitely find out about the currently applicable regulations.
A modern garden should contribute to your comfort, but also to the environment
Have fun without disturbing and putting others in danger!
In the first place, you should be careful with the fire. A beautiful, fully developed fireplace or stone fireplace in the garden is a good idea, among other things for security reasons. This not only provides elegance, but also limits the risk of fire spreading in strong winds and other dangerous circumstances. In many cases, you are required to only light fires in such facilities. Otherwise you risk really big fines.
Smoke from grilling, whether indoors or outdoors, is also a tricky question. In some federal states, you have to take special measures to ensure that this does not reach your neighbors and disturb them.
The living fence can be home to many animals! Pay attention to the rules for pruning
Different rules apply in different states
As with everything else, there are different policies in different states when it comes to fines. Our article aims to give you a general idea of the areas in which uncovered gardening could result in fines. If you have a specific case, you should ask the municipality or read the applicable rules at the appropriate places. You are doing something good for yourself and for those around you and you save yourself unnecessary stress.
After all, the garden is there for pampering, isn’t it?
Avoid the danger from the spread of fire
Some chemical fertilizers require special attention. Throwing out garbage with such is often forbidden
Many don’t know, but there are restrictions on throwing out organic waste as well
Teach your children responsible gardening
Wasps are an important part of nature! Many of their subspecies are protected.