At what time should I mow my lawn?
That is a question I get a lot here at Dunedin Lawn Mowing.
There are varying opinions on this … Some people say it doesn’t matter, so long as you do not mow when the ground is very wet, as this can cause damage to the turf, and also rutting if you have a ride on mower. If you are flexible with your time, there is an optimal moment for lawn mowing
However, there are some pros that say mid-morning this the optimum time of day to mow the lawn. The logic behind this is that the lawn needs time to heal before evening, that the freshly shorn grass blades are susceptible to fungus and disease and really need the benefit of the day to dry and heal before evening sets in. So, if you have the luxury of choosing when to mow in the day, there is a case that mid-morning is the optimal time of the day.
Now, more importantly make sure that your blades are sharp, as this will affect the lawn more so than the time of day that you mow. IF your blades are not sharp then the lawn is torn as the dull blades hits it, this causes damage to your turf and makes it more susceptible to disease and damage.
I’ve put together an info graphic to highlight the best and worst times to mow your grass.