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Old 05-13-2006, 04:57 PM
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You're wrong. Residential clients DO NOT want you on the lawn when its this wet, and if you dont know that then you dont know your lawns or the clients that hired you to maintain them.
Just wait until they rut out their mower one day, or it slips off an incline at a bad moment (not to mention pneumonia) maybe then they'll learn not to cut in the rain. Every single one of my customers would look at me like I got a hole in my head if I were to show up in the middle of heavy rainshowers to cut grass...

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Old 05-14-2006, 08:44 AM
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I cut in light mists - but isn't it true that cutting in wet weather exposes grass to diseases more so than when dry? Or is that just fiction?
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:54 AM
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I cut in light mists - but isn't it true that cutting in wet weather exposes grass to diseases more so than when dry? Or is that just fiction?
I wonder if that would be much different that cutting a lawn and it starts to rain immediately after your done cutting.
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:04 AM
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To service a lawn in the rain is not a pros way of doing things,Making the lawns look nice and people satisfied is the key...Its not to get out in the pouring rain leaving rutts and tracks in there yards with the heavy equipment,along with your foot steps when you edge and trim..Be honest would you want a heavy peice of equipment running around in your yard in the rain leaving rutts and cutting up your lawn? I for one would not..

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:30 PM
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I just cut a little higher so that the grass doesn't clump up. That way, when I'm there next week, it isn't a forest. I have never had a single complaint for mowing in the rain. I also push aerating 2 x a year so that the water soaks into the ground easier for a much greener lawn.

For you guys doing a 12 Month billing cycle, on a lawn that would normally cost $30, would you still charge $120 a month or is it a reduced rate?
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:42 PM
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i have 3 60"exmarks 2 62"toros a one gravely 260 and 2 gravely 152z's
when it rains i can only use the 52" gravels because there really light and dont tear up the yard the other tractors are heavey as hell

all my tractors have turf tires they came with what kind of tires do u guys use?
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