does anyone mow in the rain?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by soccer911, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. soccer911

    soccer911 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I have had a few days of rain and my schedule is getting messed up. I think I'm going to go ahead and mow today. Any advice?
     
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I mow in it when I need to, but it can cause a less than exceptable look once it dries out. It all depends on how wet the grass is and how long it is to begin with.
     
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I dont mow in the rain the grass looks awful and then the customer would complain so i gain nothing
     
  4. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    No I won't mow in the rain looks terrible when finished.
     
  5. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    No never. Crappy look. Bad for equipment also.
     
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    same as you!!!!!:)
     
  7. satch

    satch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Mowed in the rain till lunch today.There are few tricks one can use to improve the looks of the yard afterwards.The type of grass has alot to do with it also.As wuz mentioned above the equip will need a major wash job afterwards.Also the property needs to drain very well to prevent rutting.
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    it depends the type of propertys and the type of rain. Light misty rain, all properties are ok. Medium rain, thin lawns. And heavy rain, sitting on the couch watching the televison
     
  9. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    I feel the same way...
     
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,411

    Tiedeman has the right idea I don't like to but sometimes you have no choice. The one thing about cutting in the rain is your going to be breaking even this is not a money making day but if you have lawns that won't get done otherwise its better to suffer in the rain then look unreliable. And some lawns grow so fast that if you were to skip them your in for a nightmare next week.
     

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