Cutting when grass is wet

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LushGreenLawn, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    Today I saw someone cutting grass in the rain. It is raining tonight, but should stop by the mourning. Can you cut when it is wet? I have always been told (by my parents, not a pro) not to mow when it is wet. I have my very first day of cutting tomorrow and am anxious to get started, what do you guys think?
  2. BLS 2002

    BLS 2002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    When you're in this business... Sometimes you have to mow when it's wet. Especially in the rainy season. I try to hold off if it's raining but of course I don't have as many accounts as most of these guys do so I can get away with that. But if you're loaded you gotta do what you gotta do.
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    You can cut when its wet but its messy and not fun at all to do. If its too wet you might get clumping all over the place and you also have to be extra careful so you dont rut or slide on the lawn. I avoid mowing in the rain whenver possible i would rather work a little extra the following days.
  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    We don't like to mow in the rain but sometimes we have no choice. You do have to be very careful not to damage the lawn:dancing:

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