How Late Can I Mow My Lawn?

As a general rule, you want to finish mowing your yard before it gets too dark.   Not only is it difficult and dangerous to mow in the dark, but it’s also possible that you could be charged for violating your local noise ordinance. 

Just because it’s still light out until 9 pm doesn’t mean that this is a good time to mow. Doing so would be against proper lawn mowing etiquette since your neighbors and their children may be trying to sleep at that time. 

Is It Illegal To Mow Your Lawn At Night?

Typically municipalities have laws on how loud sounds can get before they become a disturbance or issue of public safety. 

If you absolutely need to mow at night, make sure that it’s not something you do frequently. This definitely isn’t when you want to do your regular weekly mowing. 

What To Do If You Want To Mow At Night

Be Quiet

We recommend you use a push mower or electric lawnmower since they produce less noise than riding mowers and gas-powered models respectively. Also, avoid using any tools that would make loud noises like hedge trimmers or blowers.

When you open a good line of communication and speak with them first, they will have an instant appreciation for you asking for permission before forgiveness in this case. You never know, some people might work a night shift and could even prefer that do your lawn work at night.  

Talk With Your Neighbor

Know the Noise Ordinance

To stay out of trouble make sure your are familiar with any restrictions in your area.

When you mow at night, your grass doesn’t have time to recover before it is stressed again by the hot morning sun.  Another reason to avoid mowing at night is that you will end up with an uneven cut since it will be difficult to see and follow your lines. 

Why You Shouldn’t Mow At Night?

According to the experts, the best time of day to mow your lawn is mid-morning.  It’s best to cut your grass when the temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. which makes daytime mowing more ideal. 

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