Too cold to mow?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Horsepower Lawns, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Horsepower Lawns

    Horsepower Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    Our temps. are going to be in the low 40s the next few days. Is that too cold to mow? With Easter coming up I think they want the yard to look nice.

  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    It is supposed to get pretty cold here also.
    I will be cutting all of mine, have them looking good for the easter bunny.....
    The only problems you will have is if there is frost on the lawn. You will need to wait until the frost melts off or you will burn that have frost on them with the tires of your mower, and the places where your tire tracks are will be brown...
  3. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    ya we got snow here and it sucks i just got some one that wanted there lawn mowed ASAP and i had to tell them they would have to wait till the snow was melted so i wouldnt kill there grass. they understood and told me they would call me as soon as there snow is gone.
  4. Herrick

    Herrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    How much does the cold weather slow the growth down? We were up into the 70's and 80's the last couple weeks, but into the 20's at night for the last couple days.
  5. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    So can we mow in the afternoon when its 35 degrees without snow or frost or will it harm the lawn?
  6. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    i think it will stunt it maybe cause the cold will get down in there faster but i am not sure on this one i always waited till it was warm to mow
  7. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Yeah talk about a shock it was 77 when we were working on Tuesday and then the next day it was 34. It shouldn't hurt the grass or slow it down much as long as day time temps stay in the mid 40s. I still have alot of yards that still need to be mowed tomorrow for Easter weekend.

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