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When to start mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PORTER 05, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    when do you guys in the north east usually start mowing grass, early may?????...when did you start last season???
  2. Tom c.

    Tom c. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Start mowing in jersey the first week in April usually.
  3. sweetlou

    sweetlou LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    start cleanups 2 or 3 week of march by the time all cleanups are done,time to start weekly maintnance
  4. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    When the grass starts to grow. :laugh:

    Just figured I would say it before some one else did. But seriously, we also start cleanups last week or 2 of march, and 1st week or 2 of April. Normally start weekly cuts by 2nd week of April.
  5. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Where in Northern, NJ are you that you can start MOWING the first week of April?;)

    Last year I started cleanups around the second or third week in March, and started mowing the last week of April...probably could have even waited until the first week of May, but some lawns were starting to get some heavier growth. I figure I'll start about the same timing this season, but it'll depend on the weather.
  6. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    The last 4 years the average start of cutting was 4/16.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    2nd week of April usually, but not everyone all at once
  8. jeffscap

    jeffscap LawnSite Member
    Male, from Western New York
    Messages: 160

    Spring cleanups ,the second week of march weather pending. Regular mowing always by April 15th Ny and Pa.

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  9. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    With this weather we might be able to start mowing in March.....
  10. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I started mid April last year but this year I am starting the week of April 8th. I have a lot of fertilizer junkies so the lawns thicken up fast.

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