Best Time to Mow the Lawn?

Best Time to Mow the Lawn?

If you insist on doing the hot and sweaty mowing labour yourself – instead of getting GreenSocks to organise your lawn mowing services – you probably have your own opinion about the best time to mow. It’s likely based on the heat of the sun or the time you crawl out of bed on a Sunday morning, yes?

But did you know that there is a best time to mow the lawn, from your lawn’s perspective?

U.S. lawn care site, GreenPal – which is a bit like One Flare or Hi Pages in Australia – put together this excellent infographic about the best time of day to mow your lawn.

The GreenPal infographic suggests that the most optimal time to start your lawnmower is mid-morning, 8am-10am. The next best time to mow is late afternoon, 4pm – 6pm.

However, there are no academic studies quoted on the infographic, so the infographic is not definitive and others are bound to disagree. Therefore, use it as a guide only – and have fun with it!

Best time to mow the lawn (Infographic by


What time am I allowed to mow the lawn? (Noise restriction times)


Whilst the infographic above offers multiple time options, starting at 6am and finishing at 8pm, there is not one state in Australia that allows you to mow across all of the proposed time slots.

That’s why it’s important to know about noise restriction times in your home state. After all, who wants to get smacked with a $1000* fine just for mowing their lawn?

Note: The $1000* fine example is from the Gympie Regional Council in Queensland. Please check the fines and regulations in your own local council.

For details about noise restriction times in the different Australian states, you may like to read our article: What time can I mow my lawn?

If you’re already a lawn mowing legend, you run your own mowing business and you’d like to pick up extra lawnmowing jobs through GreenSocks, this could be for you:

FAQ for Lawn Mowing Providers.

Thanks for joining us today and good luck with your lawn!



  1. John

    I know early mornings are not recommended, but in the high of summer, one cannot stand the high Australian temperatures. Other than that, I prefer to mow mid mornings myself.

    I love mowing and then it rains and the smell from the freshly cut grass! 🙂

  2. Maren

    Yes, I mow the lawn mid morning!!
    we should always avoid mowing the grass at midday or early in the morning. Humidity and heat are significantly reduced during daybreak but still, the morning dew can make the grass clog and clump your mower. In the same vein, if you cut the grass during midday, it can accelerate the process of moisture loss and also weaken your lawn.



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