You already know the best time of day to water your lawn (early to mid-morning), but do you know the optimal time to mow your lawn? It may be tempting to wake up early on a day off to get the job done before the heat starts to set in, but there may still be dew leftover on the blades of grass, which could cause issues with clogging. Also, mowing through wet grass can leave tracks.
Wait a couple hours and you’ll hit the prime time for mowing, which is around 8 am to 10 am The morning dew will have dried and you’ll be able to cut your grass before the heat of the day sets in.
If you can’t mow your lawn in the mid-morning, wait until the sun has set a little and try around 4 pm to 6 pm Your grass won’t be vulnerable to fungi and diseases at this time like it would be in the early evening. Plus, you won’t have the hot sun beating down on you.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to mowing, so if you simply cannot mow your lawn during the mid-morning or late-afternoon hours, you can do so from 2 pm to 4 pm Just know that you’re doing so at the hottest time of day, so it’s going to be a strain on you. Your grass may have a bit of a hard time, as well, because of the combination of the heat and the trimming, which can cause turf stress.
Your lawn needs to wind down after a long day, so it’s best that you don’t cut it after 6 pm. It needs to recover from the heat. If you must cut it at this time, it’s slightly better than early morning. To better understand this information, check out this helpful infographic on watering your lawn!