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Mowing wet grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TNT Lawncare, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    What is the best way to mow wet grass? It has rained for 3 day straight. If I don't mow tomorrow, I'll be mowing all weekend.
  2. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    turn on the mower and engage the blades and go..sorry but i wish there was an easier way to mow long wet grass.:)
  3. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Ok. I have mowed wet grass before but not this wet. Should I raise the deck? I hate all the clumps. It looks bad and thats not what I am about. Though maybe there were a few tricks out there.
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Use regular med-lift blades ( NO GATORS!) make sure they are sharp, and go slow when you turn, then double cut.
  5. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Sorry, but I cant remember the last time we had rain here.

    If I remember right, have your blades as sharp as possible, slow down, and keep the deck clean. Also, be careful not to spray house, cars, etc. with grass turds. You will still probably have a mess. Sometimes we hit the clumps with the blowers at the end, kinda works.
  6. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Mowed in light drizzle half the day today before things cleared up. Mowed wet grass all weekend.

    The lawns look like crap, but I have absolutely no choice unless I just skip them for a week - but then I'd have jungles to deal with. Thankfully none of my customers have given me any **** about it.
  7. Tn Lawn Man

    Tn Lawn Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    1. Take it SLOW and Easy. Seriously.

    2.Try to blow the grass more into the yard rather than onto the sidewalk and driveway because it will stick to the pavement.

    3. Try not to drive your mower on the paved areas because it will be more likely to leave green tracks there.

    4. Use your blower to disperse the big clumps.
  8. mowerdave

    mowerdave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Keep the blades sharp and mow slow. May take longer, but better than mowing on the weekend. Mowed yesterday after having over 5 inches of rain over the weekend. Grass was wet and stuck to everything so had to keep blowing off sidewalks.
  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Cut high, then cut regular hieght the next time cause you ain't getting away with single cuts. Of course, go slower than average. Sometimes if a lawn is real thick, you just might have to leave a lawn with turf turds still on it.
  10. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    This is all assuming it doesn't rain tomorrow. This sucks. Better than a drought I guess though.

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