The weather has been uncharacteristic in many areas around the country. Some regions are experiencing intense drought while others are dealing with days of nonstop rain. One thing that comes with such unseasonable weather is a change in wildlife. In climates with more rain, the grass grows quickly and the wildlife will take advantage of opportunities to stay cool. These weather conditions can impact your lawn business and how you mow a lawn.
Keep an eye out for some of the following wildlife in the tall grass as you’re mowing a lawn:
- Toads & Frogs
Even if you’re not an animal lover, you don’t want to negatively impact the wildlife around your customers’ properties. If you do have an encounter with an animal, then your mower could be damaged. Your best bet is to keep your mowers away from wildlife. Fortunately, Wright Manufacturing makes it easy to keep wildlife safe and your customers’ lawns looking great. Here are some tips to keep everybody in the yard happy:
- Make a Noise– Stir up the resting wildlife with some noise. Swat at the tall grass to scare off any small animals.
- Change the Height– Fortunately, all of our products are designed to be adjusted quickly and easily. There are many reasons you might want to change the height of your mower. If you’re trying to steer clear of wildlife, then consider setting your mower an inch or two higher. Animals will cling to the ground during scary situations. This mower height gives them a shot at remaining safe.
- Slow it Down– Go a bit slower as you get started on a yard. If you’ve made plenty of noise before beginning, then any wildlife should have been scared off. Going slowly will give animals another opportunity to flee.
- Keep it Clean– Your main role is to make lawns look great. That’s why it’s always a good idea to keep it clean. At Wright Manufacturing, we’ve got solutions to help you when you’re mowing in tall grass. Our Powered Grass Collection System is designed to keep things cleaner. You won’t have to deal with grass clippings. You can attach the Grass Collection System to most professional mowers. Animals might make nests under piles of grass clippings, so don’t take unnecessary chances when you mow a lawn without a Grass Collection System.
There are many ways to safely mow around wildlife. Wright has solutions for any lawn mowing occasion. In addition to the tips above, our mowers have the maneuverability and safety features to help you quickly steer clear of wildlife. Visit our products page to see which mower would best suit the types of lawns you work on every day.