Stains on sidewalk

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by calobo, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. calobo

    calobo LawnSite Member
    from socal
    Posts: 5

    What do you guys out there do to prevent grass staining concrete walkways with you tire tracks from your ZTR? When crossing hardscape ,especialy in lush turf, am leaving a green stain. Thanx
  2. Grass_Slayer

    Grass_Slayer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    a pressure washer works wonders on stained concrete
  3. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    good question i just got a lawn because the last landcaper stained the driveway pretty bad last season.bye the time the owner came home and wash it .it left like mildew stains that you can still see a little bit.i told the guy if there is any stains on the concrete after blowing i will use your hose he was happy i got that account.its heavily irrigated sod i can tell there might be a little mess to clean do you use a power washer
  4. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    i always get permission to use there hose and i have gotten in the habit of carring a small broom type brush and some type of stain remover or solvent to get the stains that are stubborn.
  5. Grass_Slayer

    Grass_Slayer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    personally i dont use a pressure washer, cause i aint got one, but i have seen the after affects on a stained sidewalk, it looks like it was just poured if the person washing it does it right.
  6. Pro-Lawn

    Pro-Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    First rule, dont drive over any concrete. Power washer does wonders.

    Eric Goodwin
  7. toroboy

    toroboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I would us ea hose and a tire srubber to get the green stains out with a little soap.
  8. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 623

    Like Pro Lawn said don't ride over the concrete- if you must though use a stiff broom for what the blower does'nt get and wait for rain- I've never seen grass permanently stain concrete before- maybe this wisconsin grass is too cold to set the stain.:D
  9. totallpm

    totallpm LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 50

    I cut with a walker and I love the 0 turn.

    I cut around the perimiter 2 widths and then go for the stripping. Cardinal rule I try to always stay off of the concrete I do not have time to wash off.

    Kevin Total landscaping
  10. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,933

    wire brush on the end of broom handle. removes enough to keep customer happy and not waste time w/ hose

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