Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Kentucky bluegrass, Fescue, Rye and Bent, etc
Post Reply
southern-ct-4
Posts: 456
Joined: May 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Location: Southern CT (6b)
Grass Type: PR/FF/KBG
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 14th, 2019, 3:39 pm

This is especially for people in/around CT, as I assume you had similar weather to me this past year.

Oldschool
Posts: 214
Joined: July 2nd, 2017, 11:28 am
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Grass Type: Kentucky Bluegrass
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Oldschool » November 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Not CT but MT...45 times

southern-ct-4
Posts: 456
Joined: May 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Location: Southern CT (6b)
Grass Type: PR/FF/KBG
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Oldschool wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Not CT but MT...45 times
Ok, thanks, so I'm not completely crazy (like my neighbors tell me). 43 for me.

Oldschool
Posts: 214
Joined: July 2nd, 2017, 11:28 am
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Grass Type: Kentucky Bluegrass
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Oldschool » November 14th, 2019, 5:00 pm

Oh, my neighbors think I’m crazy!

Green
Posts: 6508
Joined: September 14th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Location: CT (Zone 6B)
Grass Type: KBG, TTTF, TTPR, and FF (various mixtures)
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Green » November 14th, 2019, 10:46 pm

southern-ct-4 wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 3:39 pm
This is especially for people in/around CT, as I assume you had similar weather to me this past year.
Just did a quick count. About 40-45 times. Most definitely under 50 times, but I'm not done yet...one more real mow left to go on some areas, and then a few more for leaf mulching still.

Actually mowing "sessions", probably more like 100.


fun4me2
Posts: 497
Joined: May 19th, 2013, 9:46 am
Location: Western MA (lower pioneer valley) ZONE 6A
Grass Type: Northern Mix
Lawn Size: 1000-3000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by fun4me2 » November 15th, 2019, 6:32 am

Who the heck keep notes about mowing? :no:
raises hand (cough) :blush:

I must have been slacking a little.... :tease:
37 times
Western Massachusetts

southern-ct-4
Posts: 456
Joined: May 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Location: Southern CT (6b)
Grass Type: PR/FF/KBG
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am

Green wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Actually mowing "sessions", probably more like 100.
I've got probably 1 more, maybe 2. 1 to get the rest of the leaves, and maybe 1 more if there's any more growth after this one/to get any further leaves that blow in from my neighbors who still have 1 tree with a chunk of leaves to go...

Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'?

southern-ct-4
Posts: 456
Joined: May 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Location: Southern CT (6b)
Grass Type: PR/FF/KBG
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 15th, 2019, 9:29 am

fun4me2 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:32 am
Who the heck keep notes about mowing?
Yeah, this forum has taught me well :)

TimmyG
Posts: 2239
Joined: May 15th, 2012, 6:04 pm
Location: Dracut, MA
Grass Type: Northern Mix
Lawn Size: 20000-1 acre
Level: Experienced

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by TimmyG » November 15th, 2019, 9:30 am

southern-ct-4 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'?
ses·sion
noun
2.
a period devoted to a particular activity.

Some people with larger lawns mow their lawn over multiple sessions, potentially on separate days.

Green
Posts: 6508
Joined: September 14th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Location: CT (Zone 6B)
Grass Type: KBG, TTTF, TTPR, and FF (various mixtures)
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Green » November 15th, 2019, 7:20 pm

TimmyG wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:30 am
southern-ct-4 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'?
ses·sion
noun
2.
a period devoted to a particular activity.

Some people with larger lawns mow their lawn over multiple sessions, potentially on separate days.
Yeah, I almost never do it all the same day. Just not enough time. It's better to get the exercise on multiple days, anyway. Each session is anywhere from a half hour to three hours, so that means I probably ran the mowers for about 150+ hours this year.

User avatar
micvog
Posts: 202
Joined: May 7th, 2013, 6:05 pm
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Grass Type: KBG (Bewitched, Everglade, Midnight)
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by micvog » November 15th, 2019, 8:23 pm

39 times for me, and I tried a robot mower (Robin Autopilot) for a month. Without that, it probably would have been ~46.

User avatar
Smolenski7
Posts: 1039
Joined: July 8th, 2010, 8:56 pm
Location: Central CT
Grass Type: Northern Mix
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Smolenski7 » November 15th, 2019, 9:32 pm

I've never thought about the number of times I cut my lawn total, however, I do know that I'm out there about every 3 days. I do know, however, that I've put 47 hours on my tractor this season. Subtracting out a few hours that were for other activities like hauling mulch and fertilizer, let's call it 45 hours total. It takes approximately 45 minutes to cut my lawn, so that makes about 60 times I cut my lawn between mid-April and mid-November.

So far I think I'm the winner.....maybe......or the loser, depending on your point-of-view.

deboy922
Posts: 61
Joined: June 18th, 2019, 8:42 am
Location: Lafayette, IN
Grass Type: Northern mix
Lawn Size: 1 acre-2 acre
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by deboy922 » November 16th, 2019, 12:35 pm

30 times...68 hours...planning to mow (chop leaves Wednesday) for mow #31... probably 1 more chop leaves session after that.

bpgreen
Posts: 3458
Joined: January 3rd, 2009, 2:28 am
Location: Utah (Wasatch Front)
Grass Type: Western, Streambank, Crested wheatgrass in front (with blue grama added in the heckstrips), sheep fescue in back; strawberry clovetr in both
Lawn Size: 3000-5000
Level: Experienced

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by bpgreen » November 17th, 2019, 12:54 am

I didn't keep track, but probably 5-10 times.

If you live in the desert and are willing to trade looks for water conservation, grass doesn't grow very fast.

agn015
Posts: 146
Joined: April 2nd, 2016, 11:32 am
Location: Long Island, NY (Suffolk County)
Grass Type: Hogan Blend - GTO/Hemi/Hot Rod TTTF Everest/Award/Everglade/Midnight KBG
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Experienced

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by agn015 » November 18th, 2019, 3:28 pm

I've mowed 44 times so far this year on Long Island, putting about 40 hours on the mower. I still have about 1, maybe 2 leaf mulching sessions left. Not to mention, I've got my eye on the 6 bags of leaves in front of my neighbors house...

Green
Posts: 6508
Joined: September 14th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Location: CT (Zone 6B)
Grass Type: KBG, TTTF, TTPR, and FF (various mixtures)
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Some Experience

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Green » November 18th, 2019, 10:04 pm

So far, it sounds like ~45 times is about average, though the sample size is small. I know that some of my 45 or so mows were overgrown...it would probably have been more like 50-55 mows if I had always mowed at the optimal time.

jimmo
Posts: 30
Joined: August 30th, 2018, 10:03 am
Location: central Ohio
Grass Type: Northern Mix
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Not Specified

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by jimmo » November 23rd, 2019, 9:37 am

Probably makes sense to specify whether or not you irrigate. I do not, well outside of dragging out the hoses a couple times in Sept. I came up with 29 mows this year give or take a couple. Which averages to about once a week. More specific, every 4-5 days in spring, but only about once every two weeks in Aug-Sept.

earl327
Posts: 2
Joined: March 13th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Location: Middle Georgia
Grass Type: Tall Fescue
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Not Specified

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by earl327 » January 18th, 2020, 9:20 pm

44 times in East Tennessee, TTTF...

User avatar
ken-n-nancy
Posts: 2290
Joined: July 17th, 2014, 3:58 pm
Location: Bedford, NH
Grass Type: Front: KBG (Bewitched+Prosperity); Side: Bewitched KBG; Back: Fine Fescue Blend + Prosperity
Lawn Size: 10000-20000
Level: Experienced

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by ken-n-nancy » April 8th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Bumped into this thread while catching up now that I'm thinking about the lawn again...

Couldn't resist diving into our lawn care spreadsheet to see how many times we mowed each year. Also decided that having done so confirmed the benefit of learning more over the years, as the lawn continues to look better each year, and is doing so with less mowing. Below are the number of times we mowed our front lawn in each of the years below:

2015: 44 mows
2016: 52 mows
2017: 44 mows
2018: 39 mows (reduced number due to renovation in fall eliminating the need for mowing)
2019: 37 mows (first year after renovation to "compact" KBG (Bewitched/Prosperity blend), replacing prior northern mix)

It's nice to have some concrete feedback that we saved time on mowing last year!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests