Best time to mow a lawn? We explain the optimal time to get the mower out

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The time you mow your lawn can affect the overall health of the grass (Image credit: Getty)

Considering the amount of effort it takes to keep the garden looking neat and tidy, most of us probably think the best time to mow a lawn is whenever we can find a spare moment to haul the mower out of the shed.

But the exact time you tackle the chore can have an effect on the overall health and appearance of your lawn. And then there’s the small matter of not annoying your neighbours when they’re trying to work or enjoy their own garden!

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.