Frost?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NelsonLandworks, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Do you guys mow when the grass has a pretty good frost going? It's getting to be that time of year and I'm a bit curious (being my first year) about what goes on with frost. Thanks!
    Wes
     
  2. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    If its a heavy frost i wont mow it untill the sun has melted it off.It usually doesnt take that long.If its just spotty i would mow.Ive seen people walk across a lawn with heavy frost and within a couple days there was foot prints of dead grass so i doubt a heavy mower would be good.
     
  3. guystevenl

    guystevenl LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 7

    Yeah, If you drive-mow on a heavy frost the grass will actually be an almost black color the next day. A light frost is usually fine, though make sure as you mow your tires are pick up moisture and stay wet and not dry from the frost. Well that's my rule of thumb. Either way once sunlight hits it it -usually- doesen't take long for it to clear.
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I know that come fall, we usually can't start until 10am because of the frost and the leaves frozen to the ground
     
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    When I used to work at a golf course. You would get an ass chewing if you went off the cart path in the morning if there was frost. I wouldn't cut any lawn that has frost on it. Just wait. Good part is you can sleep in.
     
  6. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300


    Yes,I do agree...
     
  7. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    thanks a lot for the info guys! we've had a few frosts the last few days, we waited until the sun hit the lawn to start just in case-now i'm glad we did! Thanks again
    wes
     

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