Grass stains on concrete...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thefed, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    What helps with wet grass stains on brand new concrete (ie white)


    I know the grass will dry up and blow away but ive never seen such GREEN DISCOLORATION like I did today at one particular customer's home
     
  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,567

    Itz tricky to keep the grass off of concrete.
     
  3. mowingtowing

    mowingtowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    If we do that, we run a blower and a string trimmer over it at the same time, it gets most of the grass up. A pain though....
     
  4. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    The sun and time.:hammerhead:
     
  5. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Posts: 383

    power wash if necessary, works good (its a pain but still)... don't want to lose a customer to somehin like that. it happens.
     
  6. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    FYI

    i called this particular customer today to explain...and she hadnt even noticed....but really, really, really appreciated the fact thati took the time to call and explain....we decided to let nature do its thing, and if its still there next week, i'll worry about it then


    just wondering what yall do when it does happen. i usually avoid the concrete when its wet...but i had a brain fart...i burnt my hand on a muffler earlier in the day so my mind was wandering to the pain
     
  7. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    When it's really wet, I usually go up and down the curb. That way i stay off the concrete for the most part. I also bag, so that helps too.
     
  8. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Not much you can do except blow what you can off and wash if you have time. I don't think I have ever washed one though.
     
  9. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Trick is is at all possible, make a pass or two so you dont have to turn around on the driveway. The clippings wont leave stains its when you leave clumps or ride up on it and try not to compress it by walking on it or riding over the clumps.
     
  10. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    As Nobagger said make to full perimetter passes around the property that way you dont have to back up or turn on the grass,also if the garden hose is close ,most costumers dont mind you washing it off.
     

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