Why is the first mowing date important?
Grass begins growing when soil temperatures peak above 6C.
With current temperatures reaching highs of around 10C across the UK, an even earlier mowing date could be on the cards for warmer southern regions.
While mowing is usually not required during winter, increasing temperatures have seen some grass growing all year round, with an estimated seven percent of Brits continuing to mow throughout the season.
In fact, the Met Office has estimated that the growing season has increased by at least one month compared to the period between 1960-1990.
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