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Gaturf

LawnSite Member
Location
douglasville, ga
I just got a new customer for 10 day maint. service. the only problem is that she just had her yard sanded last week. i use a walker that sucks up everything.....how long should i wait before i can cut it and is it going to mess up my mower? not sure if this is the right section so i may post this in a few other places.

thanks

ga turf
 
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Gaturf

LawnSite Member
Location
douglasville, ga

upidstay

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
CT
Well, those lawns get slippery, so you sand them...

Sorry, stupid joke, couldn't help it.

Sounds like the lawn was top dressed with sand. Was it aerated first? Great way to alleviate compaction, done on golf courses and ball fields all the time. I'd wait a while before I put a vac on it. If it's irrigated it should be quicker, but I'd test the vac in one section and see how much sand you suck up. You're going to have to wait and see.
 

brucec32

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Atlanta, GA
I lived in Florida and it was very sandy on some lawns. On a mulching deck it absolutely destroyed the blades, wearing the sails right off. The deck seemed ok, but with time who knows? Discharging didn't pick the sand up and it was less trouble.

I assume that if your mower does pick the sand up you'd get increased wear on the blades and impeller. But what height are you mowing at? I've mowed sanded Bermuda lawns here in GA and had no problems.

Are medium/low lift blades avail for your mower? I think a one-time cutting wouldn't kill your mower/blades, anyway.
 

Stillwater

LawnSite Platinum Member
I just got a new customer for 10 day maint. service. the only problem is that she just had her yard sanded last week. i use a walker that sucks up everything.....how long should i wait before i can cut it and is it going to mess up my mower? not sure if this is the right section so i may post this in a few other places.

thanks

ga turf
Just mulch the grass for 3 or 4 mowings and get it over with,
 
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