mowing around dandelions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bribrius, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. bribrius

    bribrius LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    was wondering if there is a way that makes it easy to mow around dandelions without cutting them. i like dandelions and just want to mow around them with my lawn tractor and was wondering if anyone had any ideas for like a dandelion shield.

    also. was thinking of getting into lawnmowing. charging like ten or fifteen dollars a lawn and just paying some kid to do the work who is in highschool. keeping like five bucks a lawn. maybe have someone planting flowers or something too and just buy the plants at walmart. give them a little cash and call it good. nothing to serious or with responsibility just maybe some homes and a few small businessess that help me make some quick cash.

    any opinions? thinks its a good idea?
  2. grassyguy

    grassyguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    You Have To Be Kidding Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    Dude, you took the words right out of my mouth.
  4. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Sounds peachy. Don't forget to give the kid a gallon of roundup to kill the not so pretty weeds in the lawn.
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I think it is a great idea, myself I like dandelions also, they have such pretty yellow flowers. I just turn the blades on and off when I come to them so I don't knock the yellow heads off.
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 6

    I have a customer that likes the pretty flowers also.
  7. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    You should just let the grass grow until the dandelions go to seed. Then take your blower out and blow the seeds all over the place. After that proceed to mow your grass as normal and wait for fall.
  8. bribrius

    bribrius LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    what is roundup? and do i have to worry about weeds? do you have pics of weeds so we know what they look like? i figure this shouldnt be that hard its just mowing lawns and a little landscaping and once we get the basics we should be go to go. Also thinking if i offer to do it cheap enough people wont say no and i get get some business from other landscapers that charge more.
  9. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    What kind of pole are you using ?
  10. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    I think we're being played. lol

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