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When is the Best Time to Mow Your Lawn

Mowing the lawn regularly will not only tame and enhance the appearance of your landscape. A neatly trimmed grass promotes healthier growth while discourages pests and insects infesting in your garden. Also, a well-trimmed grass recovers quickly from diseases and the inclement weather than lawns that don’t receive proper care. 

Mowing your lawn requires proper timing and duration. If you’re mowing the lawn for the first time, make sure the grass has fully established its roots. While we enjoy the benefits of regular lawn care, this is the kind of chore no one enjoys. If you’re not particular at mowing your lawn but dread at the unsightly growth, call a trusted landscaping service provider in Sydney.

Lawn Mowing Do’s and Don’ts

Always keep in mind to allow your grass to establish before you start trimming them. Once it has established, the next best thing you can do is to cut your grass regularly.

When is the Perfect Time to Cut the Grass

Do you know there’s a proper time to cut the grass? When it comes to lawn mowing, we all have different opinions or suggestions depending on the region we live in. Some homeowner will base on cutting their grass when the sun is not at its highest. As mentioned earlier, we all have different opinions. So, use this information as a guide or suggestion and have fun while mowing the lawn. 

  • Mid-morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The optimal time to start your lawnmower. 
  • Late-afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The next best time for lawn mowing.

Mid-morning lawn mowing

During the mid-morning hours, the grass has dried out its dew while the sun has not yet reached its peak. This is why mid-morning is considered a desirable time to mow the lawn since the grass is no longer wet and thick. When the grass is wet, it can clump up forming into wet lumps while the trimming is inconsistent.

Late-afternoon grass cutting

Late afternoon’s temperature starts to cool down which means less stress on your grass. Although it’s considered a perfect time, there will be not enough time for the grass to recuperate to cope with the next day’s heat and sun.

But before you go hit that power button, there’s one more important detail to keep in mind. While some people wait for the sun to go down to mow the lawn, you have to know that we have a noise restriction law. Moreover, for as long as you mow the lawn within the scheduled times, there’s no need to worry about being fined with $1000. 

What time can you use your lawnmower and other power tools?

Supposing the noise from one of the regulated power tools or pool pumps is heard on any habitable rooms of a residential premise, it must cease its operation during these times. But, in case the noise continues after a warning is given by the police officer or council, it will be cited as an offence.

  • Sundays and public holidays – from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • On any other day – from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What types of equipment can you use?

Listed below is a list of regulated equipment or power tools that you can use not only limited to lawn mowing but as well as to other gardening and swimming pool tools.

  • Powered garden tools (petrol engine or electric motor)
    • Lawnmower
    • Leaf blower or sweeper
    • Edge-cutter
    • Chainsaw
    • Garden shredder, mulcher or chipper
  • Electric powered tools (including battery-operated tools)
    • Electric drills and screwdrivers
    • Circular saw
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Spa pump
  • Swimming pool pump


Some homeowners prefer mowing their lawn mid-morning especially in the high of Australian summer. But some prefer doing them at the early hours of the morning while the others do it in the early evening. Regardless of your preferred time, one thing is for sure, trimming your lawn is beneficial both to your lawn and the overall appearance of your property.

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