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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Storm the Patriot, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Storm the Patriot

    Storm the Patriot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    has been leaving those brown stripes due to the wetness in the ground in the low lying areas...

    I made an important client furious because i left them due to the wetness of the lawn...i finally made him understand...now today the lawn looked great, but still in some areas has those muddy tracks...hopefully he will understand this time...

    anyone else been leaving them? (poop jokes are ok) :dancing:
  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    What brown tracks? It sounds like fungus.... how long have you been in lawn care?
  3. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    No it is mud from where the weight of the mower presses down on the ground and the ground is wet.

    Happens to me when its wet.
  4. Storm the Patriot

    Storm the Patriot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    :laugh: :laugh::laugh:
  5. Storm the Patriot

    Storm the Patriot LawnSite Member
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    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    It's the customer's fault for having poor drainage. If that line doesn't work, blame it on Obama! :laugh:
  7. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    I guess my experience in mowing swamps is somewhat limited....
  8. Icepuck72

    Icepuck72 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    Yeah, it's happening to me too...I just tell the homeowner what it is and to turn off the irrigation when we're getting drenched every 3 days or so.....It's something we just have to deal with...I guess it's better than a drought.
  9. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    Yeah, my church lawn is the worst to do that. I hate to cut when it's that wet, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. The mower likes to sling muddy water all over itself in those conditions.
  10. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,863

    It also can be fungus. If you guys are ever mowing and get that black nasty mud on your tires, try to wash your tires off immediately after mowing that yard. If you don't that mud on your tire can start a fungus called the "Black Patch" on the future lawns that you mow that day.

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