UK mowing season shortened in 2018

Published on: 04/04/2019


The British lawnmowing season is getting shorter according to leading lawnmower manufacturer, Cub Cadet.  This is the headline change with the first year-on-year comparison of data – 2017 and 2018 – published today.

The information collected by the company is part of a five-year survey to accurately monitor changes in the lawnmowing season as alterations in weather patterns take hold.

Figures provided by almost 100 gardeners across the UK show that on average their mowing season shortened to 227 days in 2018 compared to 233 in the previous year.

The shortest mowing period entered in the survey was 161 days in West Yorkshire and the longest recorded was 301 days from Shropshire.  The earliest starting date was 3rdJanuary from Carmarthenshire and the latest 20 December, again from the same Shropshire participant.

Phil Noble, field sales and technical manager for Cub Cadet, said: “It is interesting to see how these results have changed since last season. By accurately plotting when gardeners are performing their first and last cut we can help them with planning their lawnmowing and scarifying.”

In order for Cub Cadet to generate year-on-year comparisons and to analyse the ongoing impact of weather conditions, it is inviting gardeners to submit their lawnmowing dates again this year. The 2019 survey is now live.

To participate, lawn owners simply complete an online form with the date of their first mow.  Cub Cadet is offering one lucky participant £50 worth of National Garden gift vouchers, redeemable at garden centres across the UK.

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