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Old 06-05-2014, 01:15 PM
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Our weather forecast calls for rain every day for the foreseeable future, with total accumulations of as much as 9 inches total in some areas during the next 7 days.

We mowed until late yesterday evening, finishing all out normal Wednesday accounts, plus my biggest Thursday property. This morning we hit the first lawn at 7:30, even though the humidity was so high the grass was wet and double-mowed what we had to in order to get as much as possible done before the storms moved in. We were on the 4th where I was trimming like a madman while my wife mowed, lightning already flashing in the distance, when the homeowner came out to pay me for last month.

I took the check and thanked him, explaining we were trying to get as many as possible done before the rains hit. He looked around and asked if the grass was going to look okay with it being so wet! I thought WTF!! I told him we'd double-cut if necessary, but either way I figured it would look better than it would if we don't get a chance to mow it for 4 or 5 days or have to do it in the rain. Geez, give me a break! I normally never mow anything until most of the dew has burned off in the morning, but sometimes you just have to do, what you have to do.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:28 PM
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When I read all the "I don't cut when it rains" threads, I always wonder how anyone gets anything done. I'm sure it's different elsewhere, but if I waited for the dew to dry, I'd be leaving the house at noon. There's dew on most mornings - it's not any different than if it had just rained.

Whoever started the myth that you can't cut wet grass had the luxury of waiting for it to dry.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:13 PM
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It's humid here and rains a lot, we cut in the rain sometimes, in between storms, grass is always wet at most properties till 9 or 10 with dew anyways unless there is a drought.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:32 PM
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Around where i am, if i didn't cut when it rained, or the grass was wet, i would never get to my lawns. I trimmed and mowed last week when it was pouring rain, i had to get the stuff done.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:38 PM
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The last month here we have had rain at least one to three days a week you just have to work through it.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:49 PM
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:53 PM
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When I read all the "I don't cut when it rains" threads, I always wonder how anyone gets anything done. I'm sure it's different elsewhere, but if I waited for the dew to dry, I'd be leaving the house at noon. There's dew on most mornings - it's not any different than if it had just rained.

Whoever started the myth that you can't cut wet grass had the luxury of waiting for it to dry.
I just use rain as an excuse for a day off :-) it does make it look like crap depending on the grass type.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:05 PM
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Light rain is okay. Heavy or steady enough to soften the ground, no way. I tell customers I would rather you be a little upset over long grass. Ruts are forever. Also being a runner variety St Augustine is easy to rip from the ground. Lightning capital of the world also weigh in on the decision to work or not. We had a GC get zapped recently.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:27 PM
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Here whether it's rain or shine I mow. Sometimes the dew doesn't come off until afternoon and even then the grass might be so thick that you're still basically mowing wet. Sometimes the dew is so thick that I wish it had been raining.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:32 PM
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Gotta love the customers that expect a pristine cut despite the weather being in a monsoon trend.
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