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Buffalo's wet season is making it tough on business and lawn owners

Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 17:41:23-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Since the new year, Buffalo has seen more than three inches of rain above normal, affecting anybody that's looking to do yard work. It's common to see wet lawns and even lawnmower tracks around the greater Buffalo area from people who are looking to get a head start on summer-prep.

“You can’t get in anybody’s yards. They’re either swampy or you have ducks landing in there," Greg Sojka said, owner of Greg's Tree Service. “Wait [as long as you can] as you walk back and forth five times you’re already roughing up the lawn. Do it ten or twenty it’s just going to be mash potatoes and gravy.”

The experts recommend to be as patient as possible with your lawn because of how easily it can become ruined in soppy conditions. Grabber and Sons landscaping has already been forced to delay their mowing schedules by a month due to the rain.

“Obviously there’s not much you can do if it’s wet. Take a walk, you know your property. If you sink in the lawn then maybe it’s not a good idea to put a mower on it," Frank Spagnuolo said, Operations Manager at Grabber and Sons.