I gotta Know?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frue, May 8, 2008.

  1. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It rained all night and most of the morning. So I decide to go get a few done and it is soaking wet. How in the world do you guys cut wet grass and make look decent. What are some tricks you use?

    I bag everything and the ferris just sucks when its wet. I really do not want to hear well you should not cut when its wet out. If I waited until the right conditions I would be bailing hay everyday.

    So again it rained all night, they are wet, full of nitrogen, and they are high. What do you do to make them look good?
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    side disharge and double cut
  3. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    cut the thin yards and wait until its not raining to do the thick ones. either that or go extra slow and double cut.
  4. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2 words fer-ya, Exmark Ultracut :usflag:
  5. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
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    Get a 31hp Walker and you won't have to worry about it.
  6. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It all goes back to cutting the lawn at the right height the week before. I see some guys cutting at 3 3/4. If you cut at that height one week then try to cut that lawn when it is wet the next week, good luck. But it you cut at under 3 in the spring you should be able to double cut that lawn wet and it should come out decent. The summer will be different since cutting under 3 is not a good idea.
  7. Bennett scape

    Bennett scape LawnSite Member
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    cut the lawn at a high setting then lower it to what you are used to in other words double cut and do not bag or mulch just side discharge you can disperse the clippings with a blower to make it look good.:)
  8. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    this is very true. I am past that I have now moved to my 3 and 3/4 I started off at 2.75 and moved up .25 as needed but now its crunch time and it is raining again.

    I also have a pou nd the lawn guy who loves to put to much fert on.
  9. Bennett scape

    Bennett scape LawnSite Member
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    yeah i would love to kick his ass
  10. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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    for me the key to cutting wet is keeping it off the sidewalks and driveways. raise the height and discharge away from hardscape and house . Double cut where needed but keep mowing . clean deck after every lawn if necessary. I just scrape it onto the trailer and bag it at the end of the day or when it builds up too much.

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