Ok how many of you cut in the rain?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by NarNar, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    I mow in light rain, and finish something I started in a downpour. But I wont mow after it's been raining all night that will tear stuff up. Besides I try to get home asap when it starts to rain to cover my equipment up with the tarp.
     
  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,944

    As long as it's not tearing up the turf, lightning real close or old testament style flood conditions; we cut till we drop.
     
  3. Yea, you gotta watch out for those old testament style floods, they can be killers.
     
  4. lakesregionscapes

    lakesregionscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Only mow in the rain if we're running out of dry days to make it up: wet mowing makes for bad cutting and red thread flareups (customers always love a pink lawn... http://www.lawnsite.com/images/smilies/nono.gif ) and cranky employees. If we have to mow, we try to stick to the thin "low maintenance" lawns, and leave the plush ones for drier days.
     
  5. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    That is very funny! Ha ahh:usflag:
     
  6. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    Better find your "mosses staff".
     
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    Yeah, I agree. I usually do the same.
     
  8. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    Currently I've averaged one rain day a week for my normal fulltime job. I wouldn't mow in a downpour but feel I dont have to much problems with it. I need a bigger blower. Smaller one doesn't pick up the clipping on the cement when wet. Also I like mulching more and more because I dont get a windrow and if I slow it down abit dont get clumps. If this was my fulltime job or I knew I had extra tim to get to a lawn I wouldnt.
     
  9. BCLawns

    BCLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    light rain yes. heavy rain or thunder, no.
     
  10. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    i'm the same here
     

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