The familiar Saturday morning sound of lawnmowers may start to pick up again as we head into Spring proper – with 65% of kiwis saying their lawns have been stuck in winter mode despite plenty of both rain and sun.
Our latest poll asked the question “Are you mowing your lawn more frequently?”, as WeatherWatch.co.nz has had a fair amount of correspondence from readers saying their yards are getting away on them.
Nearly two thirds of voters, however, said they are still at winter levels. With Spring starting this coming week, we might have to start sharpening those mower blades!
on 30/08/2014 10:47pm
That’s because Spring and Autumn grass growth is linked to sunlight hours as much as it is moister and heat. Around Nelson here, the first flush of Spring growth happens in the first 2 weeks of September. It’s only bought forward or held back very slightly by temperatures or moisture. Ask any farmer.