Mower VS Dandelions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Quality, May 12, 2005.

  1. Green Quality

    Green Quality LawnSite Member
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    Well seems like the dandelions are winning,I would say they are the most hardest thing to cut.any mower that I use I'm lucky if I get 90% of them in one pass.any tips out there?about mowing them?Ps they drive me crazy! :dizzy:
     
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sharpen your blades
     
  3. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Meg-Mo blades do a good job but there is that one or two,also try and get as much gap between your blades and the bottom of your deck that will help with the lift to draw them up to cut them.
     
  4. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    I always tell my customers that lawn mowers are for grass. If they want to reduce the weeds then they need to get service for that....

    Derek
     
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ditto on the service. They are really easy to control with the right herbicides. People will always want you to do what they probably do at home, run over them about 5 times until you get them all. I don't think so.
     
  6. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,230

    For us it's pretty much..no spray weeds..no mow your lawn!
    We convince over 75% of the people to spray at least 4 rounds per year. Those that don't care...well then neither do I!!!
    We have told those kind of people little stories like.....we have to go to the carwash after I mow your lawn because the rest of the customers don't want us bringing all the weeds seeds to their lawn...so the price will reflect the time and the wash......You get the idea!
     
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tell me about it. Had a customer call the other day, normally on a weekly schedule, but demanded we show up sooner becasue the "dandilions are out of controll", guess she never heard of chemicals, her theory is to just mow every couple days to controll them, whatever.
     
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Dandilions aint been so bad yet here for me. Clover been really bad tho. I gotta find a new weed and feed. This one used to work great but seems is sucks this year
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are a couple of things you can do. The first and most obvious is slow down. The second is sharpen your blades down as close to the center hole as possible. Sharpening the blades close to the center works wonders on tall stalky growths like Dandelion, Butter Cup, Plantain and Bahia.
     
  10. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    ha ha ha! Plantain service, inc. Or, Buttercups 'R' Us!
     

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