What time do you normally mow your lawn?
Figuring out the best time of day to mow your lawn is a tricky endeavor. Its a decision that not only should be based on when its most comfortable for you, but more importantly when its more comfortable for your lawn. Below we explain what the best and worst times are to mow your lawn.
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. the sun is higher in the sky allowing the grass to dry from the early morning dew. Its still early enough before the heat of the day, the sun won’t be baking on you.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The second best time time to mow your lawn is between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. By this time the temperature has cooled down, which is less stressful on your lawn. Cutting in the late afternoon also helps limit fungal diseases that can affect your grass.
6 a.m. – 8 a.m.
This is one of the worst times to mow your lawn, the grass will still be wet from the morning dew which can clog up your mower. If the ground is too wet your lawn mower can leave tracks. This not only looks bad, but it can potentially damage your lawn.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
This is the hottest part of the day, and the heat will be hard on the mower. The heat will also cause turf stress on your lawn. You’ll basically be cooking in the sun as your mowing.
If its possible try to mow during the times we listed as being the best times. Not only will you thank yourself but your lawn will be thanking you as well.