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sanded yard

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gaturf, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Gaturf

    Gaturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    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.


    ga turf
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Hmmm, good question. I would probably wait atleast a week or two, I'm really not 100% sure, though.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Seems Like I Just seen this post ????????
  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Why do they sand yards? What type of grass
  5. Gaturf

    Gaturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    it fills in low spots and helps the bermuda grow. when its packed down you have a flat yard.
    but im no expert about sanding.
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,575

    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.
  7. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    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.
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Just mulch the grass for 3 or 4 mowings and get it over with,
  9. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    one good rain should move the sand down to the ground.
  10. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    a rain or two, maybe a week of irrigation should put the sand where it needs to be. should be safe.

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