Are you mowing your lawn at the right time?

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If you’re an early riser and enjoy completing your chores early on a Saturday morning, you may want to hold off on the lawn mowing. We’ve outlined the best times of day to mow your lawn and why.

Early morning

Grass can be wet because of dew, causing your mower to get clogged up. You can rip up grass more easily when it is wet, but lawn disease is more likely to spread when your blades and the lawn are wet. If your turf is too wet, your mower may also leave tracks. So morning is out.

Mid morning

This is a great time of day to mow your lawn, since the dew and irrigation will have dried and the heat hasn’t yet set in. Yes for mid morning!

Midday

When the sun is at its peak, mowing can cause your lawn stress. This is also the time of day your grass is busy photosynthesizing and trying to keep in moisture. So midday is also out.

Late afternoon

Again, temperatures will have cooled down, so this is also a great time to mow your lawn. It will also have time to recover before nightfall. Procrastinators, rejoice!

Evening

Your lawn needs time to recover before nightfall, so mowing your lawn at this time may cause it damage through fungus and turf diseases. Thankfully you don’t need to worry about disturbing neighbours because evening is not a good time to mow your lawn.