The Northeast spends the most time mowing their lawn than any other region in the U.S.  That is according to a study conducted by House Method.  On average, the Northeast spends around 98% more days than the U.S. average in every mowing category—the largest amount of time spent mowing.  The Northeast’s average yard size is also the highest of any region at 0.30 acres, doubling the national average of 0.15 acres.

House Method collected data on the median yard size of regions across the U.S., and used the data to calculate the average amount of days people spend mowing their lawn. Here’s what they found…

Depending on what type of lawn mower you have, you could spend anywhere from seven to 47 days of your life mowing the lawn—that’s up to 0.17% of your life spent simply cutting grass. Those with the zero-turn-large mowers will save much more time than those with the push-small cordless mowers.

The Midwest is right behind the Northeast in time spent mowing the lawn. With an average lawn size of 0.21 acres, the Midwest has the second largest average lawn size in the nation. Midwesterners spend approximately 66.4 days in their life mowing their lawn if they have a small push mower, or 16.4 days with a large riding mower.

The South comes in third for time spent cutting grass. Southerners spend anywhere from 0.1 to 0.6 days per year getting their lawn in tip-top shape, depending on which mower they use. That’s equivalent to 0.03% to 0.15% of a person’s lifetime. The average yard size in the South is roughly 0.14 acres.

Finally, with the smallest average yard size of 0.12 acres, the Western region spends the least amount of time on lawn maintenance. Even those with a small push mower spend only half a day each year cutting their grass. Those with a riding or zero-turn mower spend just 0.1 days each year mowing.

For the complete survey click here.

If you are in the market for a new mower, lawn equipment, or a landscaper, visit The Berkshire Virtual Home Show.  There are a number of virtual booths that will point you in the right direction for improving your lawn this season.

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