As a seasoned gardener, I’m here to tell you when you absolutely must cut your grass this spring to avoid any brown spots.


As soon as the temperature rises above freezing, many of us will be eager to spend more time in our gardens.

However, there are a few things you should know before you pull out your lawnmower, such as when to give your grass its first trim of the year and how to prevent brown patches.


Your lawn has probably seen better days after being subjected to the elements for a long time.

You shouldn’t cut your grass too soon, warns Sam Jenkinson, head of marketing at garden construction expert Tiger.

While speaking with Express.co.uk, he elaborated on the frequency with which one should mow their lawn: “Ideally, a garden lawn should be mowed at least fortnightly from March through the end of September to keep grass healthy and gardens looking neat.”

Grass will grow quickly as the weather warms up, but April still has a fair share of showers, so it’s important to maintain a regular mowing schedule.

Regular trimming is necessary to prevent overgrowth, which can obscure walkways and decks, choke flower beds, and close off access to storage sheds, as recommended by the expert.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when arranging a time to cut the grass.

The expert advises against cutting the grass when it’s wet, as this can cause problems for both the lawn mower and the grass.

“The UK is no stranger to rain in spring and summer, so be prepared for your planned routine to take a hit if a downpour happens,” he warned.

In addition to the risk of “suffocating” the grass underneath, cutting wet grass and leaving the trimmings on top of the lawn is a surefire way to kill off any grass that is still growing there.

Instead, make sure to wait until everything is dry before cutting the grass and always rake up freshly cut grass to prevent brown patches.

You can tell when the grass is ready to be cut by measuring the soil temperature. Above 6 degrees Celsius is perfect.

Depending on your location, this could occur anytime between the months of March and April.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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