PARKS staff are "revved up and ready" to tackle turf and grassed areas across Kirklees.
But they are hoping for a bit more frost so they can complete their winter chores before launching into the grass cutting season.
The mild winter has led to many parks and recreation grounds showing signs of spring with grass growing and early bulbs pushing through.
But Duncan Henderson, parks operations manager for Kirklees Council's leisure and recreation department, said: "We just need a bit more frost to say hang on a bit and give us a bit more time."
Mr Henderson said everyone was worrying about climate change and tree, shrub and grass growth this month showed evidence of this.
He said gardening staff had done a lot of bulb planting this year which would create some marvellous displays across Kirklees, but they needed more time to mature.
A hard frost was also beneficial to kill off turf diseases which developed during the autumn.
"Our mowers are revved up and ready to go but we don't want to start cutting yet despite the growth," he said.
Mr Henderson added that areas which were particular bad could be "topped" but full cuts were to be avoided at this time of year as if a hard frost did develop it would do more harm than good.