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Old 04-27-2007, 10:42 PM
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sanded yard

I just got a new customer for 10 day maint. service. the only problem is that she just had her yard sanded last week. i use a walker that sucks up everything.....how long should i wait before i can cut it and is it going to mess up my mower? not sure if this is the right section so i may post this in a few other places.

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Old 04-28-2007, 12:03 AM
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Hmmm, good question. I would probably wait atleast a week or two, I'm really not 100% sure, though.
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:20 AM
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Seems Like I Just seen this post ????????
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:37 AM
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Why do they sand yards? What type of grass
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:00 AM
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Why do they sand yards? What type of grass
it fills in low spots and helps the bermuda grow. when its packed down you have a flat yard.
but im no expert about sanding.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:10 AM
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Well, those lawns get slippery, so you sand them...

Sorry, stupid joke, couldn't help it.

Sounds like the lawn was top dressed with sand. Was it aerated first? Great way to alleviate compaction, done on golf courses and ball fields all the time. I'd wait a while before I put a vac on it. If it's irrigated it should be quicker, but I'd test the vac in one section and see how much sand you suck up. You're going to have to wait and see.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:52 PM
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I lived in Florida and it was very sandy on some lawns. On a mulching deck it absolutely destroyed the blades, wearing the sails right off. The deck seemed ok, but with time who knows? Discharging didn't pick the sand up and it was less trouble.

I assume that if your mower does pick the sand up you'd get increased wear on the blades and impeller. But what height are you mowing at? I've mowed sanded Bermuda lawns here in GA and had no problems.

Are medium/low lift blades avail for your mower? I think a one-time cutting wouldn't kill your mower/blades, anyway.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:33 AM
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I just got a new customer for 10 day maint. service. the only problem is that she just had her yard sanded last week. i use a walker that sucks up everything.....how long should i wait before i can cut it and is it going to mess up my mower? not sure if this is the right section so i may post this in a few other places.

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Just mulch the grass for 3 or 4 mowings and get it over with,
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:31 AM
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one good rain should move the sand down to the ground.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:05 AM
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a rain or two, maybe a week of irrigation should put the sand where it needs to be. should be safe.
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