Rain Gauges I Have 5 In Place

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLARKE, May 9, 2001.


    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I have over 50 lawns i mow weekly all in about a 40 mile area.
    So for the last 3 years i have rain gauges in 5 areas that i mow.
    This way i know how much rain all my lawns get. The rain gauges
    are the big ones about 2 feet long, YOU can get them at Menards
    about $8.00 each. Does any one else do this or am i the only one.
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    sounds like you are thinking clark
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    clarke--of what use is this information to you?



    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    If i show up to mow the grass and see 3 days after it has rained
    and i see that place has had say 1 1/2 inches of rain, and i know that its going to raining more soon then i would mow the grass
    a 1/2 inches lower so that account won't get out of hand by growing faster because it had a lot of rain. If the rain gauge is empty then i mow it higher sothe grass shades itself and does not
    dry out. this is what i call (LAWN MANIPULATION). THATS WHERE
    YOU MOW THE GRASS TO YOUR BENEFIT. Rain gauges are good.
  5. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    clark thats a great idea, lets say it was real dry for 4 days then it rained for 2 days straight about 3 inches of rain. and you go and cut the lawn and you can't because of how wet it is. so the next time it rains like that for 2 days you 'll just know not to cut the lawn , i can see those being a good idea, but all my lawns are within a 15 mile raduis. but a great idea
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    clarke--sounds like a super system you've got going. I still don't underdstand it but it sounds like you do.

    my system is: when I get to a lawn, I look at it and I can tell if it has had enough rain and then I cut it. then... the next week when I return, I can see how it has grown and then I cut it. simple, but it works for me.

  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,990

    Thats a good one too GEO. Kinda like my system. Drive, look, unload, cut. Sometimes I dont even look :)
  8. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 177


    Could you elaborate a little bit about your system...i.e. if it rained four days before you got there...or say five days? How does your system work for you?

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