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Offline duh

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Lawn Care Questions
« on: Jul 13, 2013, 10:24:12 AM »
It has rained everyday.  Can I mow the yard when it is wet?  Or do I do it in the middle of the day when it is incredibly hot?  What should I do?

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Re: Lawn Care Questions
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2013, 01:48:33 PM »
You can mow wet. It will not be as effective; grass lays down, machine clogs more, etc. But sometimes it beats the alternative of waist high growth and the things that brings along, chiggers and other beasties.
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Re: Lawn Care Questions
« Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 2013, 04:22:53 PM »
Mowing when it is wet can create issues but the alternative is maybe worse.  I mowed around the house the other day when it was still damp.  Just means it will take a bit more work to clean the mower after you get done.  There are some areas that I normally mow with a tractor and those will just have to grow up till it is dry.  The tractor will leave ruts that will be even harder to remove.

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Re: Lawn Care Questions
« Reply #3 on: Jul 13, 2013, 05:35:26 PM »
duh, although I agree with Tina and Jim about the possibility of the alternative being worse, since you are your own everything I'd be careful about mowing when wet.  If the  mower clogs up a lot you'll be the one to fix it. 

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Re: Lawn Care Questions
« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2013, 07:05:45 PM »
Not to mention the extra muscle required to mow wet grass, especially if it has gotten tall.
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Re: Lawn Care Questions
« Reply #5 on: Jul 15, 2013, 04:16:22 PM »
Thank you so much for the inside.  Maybe I'll get a dry day soon. 

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