Its been an unseasonably hot few days, with Monday confirmed as the hottest February day on record.
And it’s meant some people have taken the opportunity to do some early chores in the garden.
Not everyone is in agreement about whether it’s too soon to get pruning – with one angry woman voicing a furious opinion on the situation.
As Leicestershire Live reports, it has sparked huge debate on Mumsnet.
One angry woman posted: "To think people mowing their lawn in FEBRUARY are bonkers?!
"Just that really! Went for a walk yesterday, and passed about 200 houses en route to the woodlands 20 minutes walk away. At LEAST 30 people have mowed their lawn, or were mowing it.
"It’s February! It may have been sunny and warmish, but it didn’t top 14 degrees C where I am, the washing only half dried, the solar lamps have faded 80% by 6am, and it was ONE degree C last night.
"The poor lawns were battered by a severe drought, and severe heat last Spring/summer, for 4 months, and now they’re being shaved down to nothing in February, and being exposed to almost zero degrees at night! And…… it’s FEBRUARY!
"Has anyone on here mowed theirs yet? If so. WHY?
"If a deep, hard, frost sets in, in one or 2 weeks (which could well happen as it will still be early March!) it will damage it!"
This of course sparked much debate.
One replied said: "I am with you op (original poster) its kinda like an obsession with some people. Where I am most people mow their lawn within a half inch!!!! Of its life!!! We let ours grow a bit, caused uproar someone even commented on Facebook about it!! I don’t want a manicured dead lawn!!!"
Another said: "Try telling that to my NDN’s, (next-door neighbours) they’d have me mowing it once a week if they could! Private rented I wish I could rip it up, it’s planted too grrr."
One commented: "Yes as soon as the sun comes out people have to wash their cars and hoover their lawns. Really people, can’t you find pleasure in life in other ways?"
But others were not in agreement with the original post, for a variety of reasons.
One user said: "DH (darling husband) did ours yesterday. First trim of the season. It was just a trim though. Makes it easier to pick up dog poo when the grass isn’t too long."
Another replied: "You are being silly.
"Lawns need cutting when they need cutting- nowt to do with the date.
"It’s been a mild winter- we had 1 day of snow in the SE and hardly any frost.
"The lawn is already growing.
"If you knew anything about lawns, you would know that a very LIGHT TRIM is the way to start the season, then apply moss killer and feed.
"Mowing a lawn early does not prevent it drying out when it’s a heatwave in July.
"Leaving it until it’s too long to cut with the average lawn mower so it’s all chewed, is not the answer either.
"Watch Gardeners’ World a bit more, my dear."
Another user simply added: "If it needs doing, it needs doing."
Some users even replied to tell the original poster they had mowed theirs as early as December and January.
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