When does your mowing season end?????


LawnSite Bronze Member
Seymour Indiana
Well this might seem like a stupid question but it is one i dont know so .....I was wondering what stops the grass from growing, a frost or freeze or ??? We are experincing cool temps in southern Indiana with a frost to come this week. In years past we mowed up until mid November, however we didnt experince the cool temps like now. When do you guys wrap up mowing???? Thanks!


LawnSite Platinum Member
In my area(Delaware) thinsg slow down dramaticly around the last week in October. Then just the highly maintained (fertilized) lawns need cuting.


LawnSite Silver Member
Central CT
Actually its the decrease in solar radiation which causes the grass to stop growing, that and frozen ground...

Weekly cuttings here in southern new england stop around last week of october, then maybe two more cuttings (depending on leaf cover, snowfall) til thanksgiving when the mower retired to the back of the garage.


LawnSite Senior Member
Central Florida
As long as it stays above 52 and the lawn is watered and fertilized, there is no off season in south Fla. We slow down to twice monthly till March. Then it's crazy time till the end of November.


Gulf Shores, AL
I would love to mow until the end of November and keep the extra income flowing. However, I don't know about you all, but I'm ready for winter. I need a break where I can return to a 24 work week.

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Chicago, IL USA
Octember 45th is somewhere between October 30th and November 15th. It depends on how warm it stays here in the Chicago area, if it was fertilized and watered or amount of rain.


LawnSite Member
In southeast Louisiana, I cut weekly from about April 1st, until around mid October, then go every other week until about Christmas. Then it's once every 3 to 4 weeks until mid to late Feb. which starts every other week until April. Unless we have a cold winter and we wouldn't cut as often from Nov. to March, but we've had mild winters for the past few years.


Top Forums