Wet leaves "mulch" better in the yard mower (bagger)I start 1st or 2nd week of April and usually stop in early November. I would have mowed today if it had not been too wet. Today probably would have been the last real grass cutting but one more is required to grind up some leaves.
We don't blow or bag leaves, just mulch them with the grass. I'd have mowed today if some frozen rain chunks wouldn't have fell out of the skies. Low cut grass and mulched leaves allow the grass to get out in the spring. Our gound doesn't really freeze here.I mowed today, and will continue to mow until we get a hard freeze and the grass stops growing. (That might be this coming Tuesday;-)
Short grass makes blowing leaves with the backpac blower so much more efficient.
Seems like a long season for northern New England.Late March/early April to start, normally...but some years there's still snow on the lawn until mid-April.
Mowing's normally done late October, but looks like we might have one more mowing this year (2021)in November