Damp mowing week..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare18, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone else having a wet mowing week?? Gona be behind but rain is always always good for business in the long run. Anyone else feeling behind cause of bad weather in the northeast???
     
  2. NINER

    NINER LawnSite Member
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    Its been rainy and wet here off and on for almost a week. We have been dodging rain drops as much as possible the wind has been blowing enough too keep us good. Rained out last friday,partial sat. And was caught back up by monday.
     
  3. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    just mowed a lawn that hadnt been mowed in 2 1/2 weeks and was wet. it SUCKED
     
  4. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    We haven't had any rain down here since one day a couple weeks ago the sky decided to dump about 10" in about 2 hours
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's been wet from rain.

    Plus, it's dewey in the morning till almost lunch time.

    The grass has a high moisture content right now.

    The grass is also thickening up.

    Plus, I fertilized 2 weeks ago!

    Will make for a fun October. Hopefully it keeps going and temps stay up!
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Yeah...

    Usually the way I tackle this bs is I do the maintenance in the morning, that
    way I don't arrive at my first customer's yard until about 10 or 11, then I work
    until dark (and I mean dark lol).

    That extra hour or two of sunlight makes all the difference in the world, it helps
    dry out the dew and it's considerably warmer by then, too. The first yard or
    two can still be a load of fun but for the most part it's smooth sailing, plus the
    evening hours serve me well for picking up extra work because folks start to get
    home around 5:30-6 :p
     
  7. mock

    mock LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    yeah here were I'm at it's been like that all year but it has been a great year for grass here. You just have to put in a few more hours each day but you'll be happy at the end of the season. At least so far I am
     
  8. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Same way up here, wettest year in history. Every week has been a wet week :dizzy:
     
  9. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    Haven't touched lawns all week. There soaked, combined with the grass is slowing down, bring up tire tracks (in mud) the'll be there the rest of the season. Getting lots of plow bids done though.
     
  10. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    just the opposite here...biggest account that I mow on Fridays called yesterday to say to skip this week...too dry
     

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