Learn about the best and worst times of day for lawn mowing.
As spring approaches, the snow will melt, the grass will dry out and you’ll be left with a lawn in need of mowing. There are certain times of day that are better for lawn mowing than others. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about the best and worst times to mow your lawn.
Lawn Mowing: Best Times
The best time to start lawn mowing is in the mid-morning, or between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The sun is higher in the sky and at this time grass has dried out a bit from the early morning dew and any irrigation. It is also the best time of the day for the mower because it’s still early enough before the heat of the day has set in.
The second best time to mow your lawn is in the late afternoon, between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. By then the temperature has cooled down, which is less stressful on your lawn. Your grass will still have plenty of time to recover before nightfall. Cutting in the late afternoon also helps limit fungal diseases that can affect your grass.
Lawn Mowing: Worst Times
Does anybody really want to start the day by mowing their lawn at the crack of dawn? One of the worst times to mow your lawn is between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. 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.
Stay away from the lawn mower between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This is the hottest part of the day, and the heat will be hard on the mower. The heat can also cause turf stress on your lawn.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand that you want your lawn to look its best. That’s why we offer gas push mowers, zero turn mowers, lawn tractors and more, all to give your lawn the freshest cut. For more tips on caring for your lawn and lawn equipment, visit our Lawn Care blog.