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Fungus contagious?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Littleriver1, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    One of my customers said he has a fungus that is contagious and he wants me to clean my mowers before and after I cut his grass. Should I do it or not?

    Bill
     
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Most fungi is spread by spores that can and will attatch to your mowers.

    Cleaning between accounts is a good idea if you do not want to spread the disease.
     
  3. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Scott, How many a day do you clean your mowers?
    Bill
     
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I don't clean my mowers every day.

    I have recently had a customer with brown patch in his lawn though and I made sure I only used one push mower on his lawn till I got the BP taken care of.

    I do clean out my decks on all my mowers when I change the blades though. Every 8-10 hours.
     
  5. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Scott, What do you clean your decks with? Just water or do you use a cleaning agent? or are you saying you just clean what grass you can as you change your blades. because I also clean my mowers when I change blades and I always change blades before I cut this customers lawn.
    Bill
     
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    When I had the fungi problem I sprayed the deck with a diluted bleach solution and rinsed it off 5 minutes or so later.

    No scientist here, just not to much bleach wont kill.

    With no fungi problem I just scrape out the grass, if it's really stuck I'll powerwash the underside of the deck.
     

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