Waterlogged Lawns: Should You Mow or Not
Some days it’s easy to read Mother Nature and tell our mow crews to go home — especially during Florida’s rainy season when lightening threatens and lawns become waterlogged. We certainly don’t want to endanger our crews or damage lawns with deep mower ruts.
For the most part, property managers and community residents understand, although a few think we should just struggle through. But there’s too much on the line. Instead, we study the radar and make our best educated guess. Most of the time, we’re spot-on with our decision to mow or not to mow. Regardless, we always do our very best to avoid making deep ruts.
But even when we make the right decision, we sometimes get second-guessed — like in once instance when the sun popped out after four straight days of heavy storms. The ground was saturated with more than 16 inches of water and debris was everywhere. Unbelievably, one community still wanted us to ride our heavy mowers across their waterlogged lawns. We didn’t, of course — and they weren’t too happy about it. But after explaining how mowing when it’s too wet can damage the grass blades, mower blades and create unsightly ruts in the turf, they were more than happy to heed our advice.
Moral of the story: If you’re working with a reputable landscape company, you’ll see that they make the right decisions for the good of your community as well as for their crews. If not, consider choosing a landscape partner like ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design. You’ll have a beautiful, healthy landscape to show for it. Why not call us at 941.488.8897 to request a competitive landscape maintenance quote? We’d love to hear from you. ArtisTree proudly serves Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.
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