From floods to burning up.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Missouri
    Messages: 3,187

    Same here....with the rainfall and then the last couple weeks being relatively dry.

    BUT My lawns are all fine....The lawns in my area people think are "burning up" aren't burning up, it's fungus. A wet spring with cool nights are prime ingredients for fungus, especially with dull blades. A fungus allowed to go with no treatment can result in a "burned up" looking lawn.

    I actually had a call today from a client wanting me too take over because "the last lawn care guy cut too low and caused his lawn to burn"..........I stopped by and what he thought was "burnt out" grass was actually infested with a fungus.

    some fungus can actually be transferred by wildlife, let alone if you are cutting a lawn with will travel to the next lawn you mow, especially if you have dull blades....

    I'm not saying this is the case with you, but just throwing it out there for others as a possibility since some see brown grass and automatically assume it's dead because of being burnt out from lack of water instead of pulling a blade of grass and seeing how it looks.
  2. Poopy Shoe

    Poopy Shoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    These may be strange weather patterns in other parts, but on the west coast of BC, we always have drought conditions from July to September. It's always lush and green otherwise.

    We mow from March 1st to October 31st. or about thirty five weeks of the year.

    I am grateful that most of my customers have irrigation systems. We have only had watering restrictions a couple of times that I can remember.

    We would never mow a lawn that didn't require mowing and we would never charge for a mow we didn't do. We do however make the call. Not the customer.
  3. Curtis

    Curtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I need it to dry up so I can get caught up on all my shrub work. I'm a month behind. All this warm season grass is really kicking in, I could use a bigger engine .

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