Rain... What do you guys do????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jon99, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I have 8 yards left on my schedule for today (Friday), rained a lot last night, they are calling for rain off and on all day today... Right now (7:20 AM) its not raining, what do you guys do??? Try to work thru it??? Or pack it in and work on Saturday??? 3 of these are new accounts getting done for either the first or second time...
  2. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    Get as much done today as possible. If thats one yard, so be it. It is one less yard to do on Saturday. Dont rush but do a good job. Maybe you can spit out half of the 8 today.
  3. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I guess what I didn't mention is that these 8 accounts are 15 miles away...
  4. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    Don't be afraid of mowing in the rain as long as it isn't a down pour. If it clumps a little bit go back over it or rack it up. If I packed it in every time the forecast was for rain I would always be behind.
  5. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    I would wait for Sat if it is going to be decent. The ground maybe soft and I would hate to leave ruts in a new acct. I do not like mowing in the rain and rarely do. If one has to do it on a regular basis, that means they have too many accts to service properly IMO
  6. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    What type of mower and what size yards? I use a 21" on small lawns that does well in wet conditions. Like stated above, go over clump areas to spread out the grass. If you get a week of rain you can't stop mowing unless its sloppy.
  7. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
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  8. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    For RESIDENTIAL...If it is not raining & the SIDEWALKS are DRY, then I mow. Clippings stick to wet sidewalks & won't come off. RAKE clippings??? What is a rake?


    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    I find a good rule of thumb is, once the pavement starts to dry off, you can usually cut without too much of a headache. Of course, you sometimes gotta do what ya gotta do.
  10. Doc_77

    Doc_77 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 92

    i always use a backpack blower on the lawn if i get clumps but i have not tried doing that in the rain. might just make bigger clumps or do nothing at all.

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