Think a post-storm lawnmower run is no big deal? Often, it’ll actually do more harm than good.
Damage can be unavoidable when attempting to mow a wet lawn. No matter the experience level or the grade of mower, accidents happen and damage to a once manicured lawn is the result. Tires from a lawn mower, as well as any walking traffic, can easily sink into saturated areas leave ruts and uprooting the grass plant. This can be expensive to fix and may involve seed or sod depending on the severity of the damage.
Clumping is another result of mowing the lawn while it is wet. Clumping is not only bad for the lawn mower and consumes more time because of bogging down or dyeing all together, but it is also bad for the lawn. A lawn does not grow properly when it is covered or blocked. A large clump of clippings lying on top of the lawn can result in the death of the plant.
Some landscapers mow when it is wet and that’s ok. We are not other landscapers. It might take us a week to catch up but we would rather lose money than to damage your lawn.