Florida - When is it too wet?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sancho_man_orlando, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. sancho_man_orlando

    sancho_man_orlando LawnSite Member
    Posts: 216

    3 work days in a row (not including 4th of July) it's been raining in the evenings and waking up to very soggy yards. I've been waiting for thigns to dry out a bit before going out to handle them but often don't get to because it rains throughout the day.

    How are you other LCO's handling this?
  2. stephenslawncare

    stephenslawncare LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 81

    theres not much you can do except keep the tank 1/2 full and lower your tire pressure to about 8-10 psi (this will create a bigger footprint) and the less gas will lower weight. thats what i do and it works okay but when its too wet, theres nothing you can do.
  3. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    I cut it even if soaked
  4. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    You have to be careful about cutting when it is wet. Cutting grass when it is too wet, can cause your lawn to get lawn disease. This will make the grass look like crap! If you do decide to cut, make sure you cut the minimum you can get away with so the grass is not so devistated. This will help the grass continue to fight off lawn disease.
    I too, am in Florida. The situation has been the same for me. It has rained 1" already today!

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