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wet clippings on sidewalk

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jacob land and, May 2, 2006.

  1. jacob land and

    jacob land and LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    i cut in the rain all morning no problem but how do you get the grass off of the sidewalks, flowerbeds, etc... my blower wouldnt move the clippings because they were all wet? do you just leave them and get them next week?
  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Not trying to be a smartace or anything, but if your blower will not move wet clippings, you need a better blower.

    Do you mean wet clippings that had dried on the sidewalks?:confused:
  3. jacob land and

    jacob land and LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    yea your prolly right
  4. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    Were you using a straw? lol j/k.
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Thats why i try to not mow when its raining.. It takes a lot of time to clean up the wet nasty grass from driveways and sidewalks. You can blow most of it off but there is still some that you have to fight with to make it look decent.
  6. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I think that he means wet clippings that were probably mashed down into the concrete with the lawnmower. This happens a lot. I try to blow as much as I can...you can sweep and get more, but I don't.
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Maybe one of those powerbrooms if you cut in the rain alot may be a good investment.
  8. A1A Lawn Care

    A1A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Definately need a better blower it seems.
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Or don't cut in the rain.They also have this thing and it has a wooden handle and these bristles that are attached to the end of it...It's called a broom ...you could try that.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    "we are not responsible for acts of god". RAIN, is an act of god. so, are the clippings stuck to the sidewalk.

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