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Cutting grass today? Need quick response.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I have a client that would like one more cut to make things look clean and tight. When the surrounding neighbors see me there, they will probably want the same thing.

    It's cold out there and my concern is whether it will damage the turf? Will driving my Z on the turf damage it or leave tracks because it is too cold? Temps have been around 36-38 degrees.
  2. CoachLinz

    CoachLinz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    I'm in Maryland as well and I cut one yesterday afternoon w/ my 48" walkbehind with no problems. No tracks, no damage. Don't know if this matters or not, but it might help to wait until later in the day. I'll be doing another after work today. Then I'm done mowing for the season.
  3. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    Go for it. It's too cold and miserable here to work outside. Hmmmm. Maybe I'll go deer hunting.
  4. summergrove

    summergrove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    If there isn't frost on the grass I would cut it.
  5. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    No frost go for it JUST take it easy any damage WILL be there till next spring.

  6. CoachLinz

    CoachLinz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Oh yeah, yesterday was cold as ****. Dress warm, wear gloves, and work fast!
  7. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    no frost,need the money yeah i'd do it..
  8. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Im going to have to do one next week (property was neglected-new owner). I cant see how it would hurt anything considering the grass is dormant, and the soil is nice and hard.

  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    There's not really a whole lot that you can do to grass at this time of year that will hurt it. Like was said before, make sure there is no frost, and go for it. I wouldn't take it down TOO low, though. The shorter it is, the longer it takes to come out of dormancy.
  10. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Man did I freeze my aszzzz off! It's days like today that I wish I was using a walk behind instead of a Z. Sure it would take a little longer but it would keep the blood flowing.

    I hate working in the cold.. I think I'm done for the year!!!

    Thanks again.

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