View Full Version : Fried Lawns 2001

08-09-2001, 10:22 PM
OK we have seen green stripes
Now itís time to see some fried or burned out lawns
Donít be embarrassed
Every one has some fried lawns. Lets see them
Lets see whatís out there


08-09-2001, 10:37 PM
I don't have any pictures to show... but I do have a couple of fried lawns.

I picked up a new lawn today :) .... but may not be able to start cutting 'til next April... completely toasted :cry:

GreenQuest Lawn
08-10-2001, 12:27 AM

I will get some pics for this thread.

The lawns are not as dry as July but some are still bad.

here is one from around July 15 to get us started.

I posted this a few weeks back the lawn started on fire from a cigarette butt.

08-10-2001, 03:24 PM
i live near locust nc. last nite we got a 3 hr steady downpour.
im thinking everythings alright .not one customer got any rain at al from what i coul tell today. beats heck outa me:mad: :(

08-10-2001, 10:20 PM
You lucky dog, awm. Here in Matthews we go zero, nada, none, not even a drop.

I came home today and it poured down just as I turned into my driveway. By the time I got to my garage it stopped. And my driveway is not that long.

I will take some pictures for this one. I can find plenty. It is dry around here.

08-11-2001, 03:28 AM
Ok every one is to embarressed except one

I will be posting mine this weekend

We all want to see some of yours

Come on this is for fun. Not like your customers are going to see.


08-11-2001, 03:31 AM
Todd I still see some green left in there it still has some life left

You going to mow that tomorrow? hee hee


GreenQuest Lawn
08-12-2001, 03:30 AM
I should have taken more pics in July,

The little bit of rain along with everybody finally cranking up their irrigation has brought them back some.

I have one in mind (won't be there till Thurs) but I have not mowed it since 7/5. The trees in there lawn have all turned brown and are dropping their leaves.

I have called them and told them they need to water but must be they are too busy.

I will take some more pics this week.

08-12-2001, 04:47 PM
Well here is one of my Shreded Wheat lawns. I have cut the resolution down and the file ia about 70K. I think you will get the idea of our drought conditions. Thank God it started to rain on Saturday.


I figured it might as well show up here. :)
Edited by Eric ELM

08-12-2001, 04:50 PM
Great striping! Great view, too.

08-12-2001, 04:57 PM
Those are my Hustler Hydro w/b stripes. God I love that machine!

08-12-2001, 06:44 PM
You can come here there are plenty of burned lawns. But what can I say when it's 120 degrees at times and you can only water from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. There are good lawns here, but most of the problem is the sprinklering systems. Some of the people put in the cheapest they can get and it is bad.


GreenQuest Lawn
08-14-2001, 01:38 AM
ok LGF here is one.

the green part on this side of the fire hydrant is actually a different business.

not too bad.

GreenQuest Lawn
08-14-2001, 01:43 AM

This one has not been mowed since 7/1

The guy owns this lot but does not water it. His lawn is behind where I am standing and is nice and green.

08-14-2001, 03:14 AM
Now thats some Chit I mean dirt way to go Todd


Got Grass?
08-14-2001, 07:14 PM
Welps, I finnaly rained here last night a whole .3 inches. first rain of the month. and thay predict rain thurs & fri. but that will prolly evap. before it reaches the ground. I wish I had a digitial cam. You guys would love the grass most of it is beyond brown. after last week I'm down to one lawn a week and 4 every other. 2 every 7-10 days. 6 once a month, 1 every other month. and others when I'm desprate for cash.

Eric ELM
08-14-2001, 09:41 PM
Here is one we mowed today. It looks sad. :(


08-14-2001, 09:58 PM
Hey Eric I don't think any one can beat Todd's dirt lawn though.
That one looks very good.

I've got some like that too


08-14-2001, 10:14 PM
here is a DRY lawn

08-14-2001, 10:25 PM
Now were getting some were Brian.

Is that a PIC of a crack in the lawn


08-14-2001, 11:10 PM
Yep, kinda looks like a Chemlawn yard.

Like I said...It's hot and dry in Okla.!!!

08-15-2001, 12:12 AM
A crack?

Looks more like a 'Fault Line'!!! " :eek:

Careful....don't fall in! :D

Eric ELM
08-15-2001, 12:37 AM
Here is a dry one. :(
It's the lawn at the resturant we ate at today.

GreenQuest Lawn
08-15-2001, 12:47 AM
I didn't find any today, they were all growing good.

Eric, it is nice to see that not ALL of your lawns are perfect:D

Stripes still look good though!

08-15-2001, 01:21 AM
Hey Eric that not some lawn thats a close up of your
rug in your garage it's that indoor outdoor SHAG:eek: :o :)

08-15-2001, 01:57 AM
It was pretty dry here last year.

Got Grass?
08-15-2001, 06:59 AM
I have a lawn worse worse off than Greenquestlawn But man does my Lesco make nice stripes on brown grass. I even worked in the checkerbord pattern. Eric thats about the greenest any of my lawns are except 2 that are heavaly waterd.
Its sad to see what some other LCO's have done. Still Cutting like this with Walkers. Lets just say thay sucked most of the brown out and its just dirt. Think I will get into Sod and Seed next spring. could make a killing.

08-15-2001, 11:44 AM
What fried? Here ya go... :blob2:

08-15-2001, 02:13 PM
Now that's fried (fire) by SATAN him self

Did some one throw out a cigarette there! hee hee


GreenQuest Lawn
08-18-2001, 12:57 AM

here is one to keep the thread alive.

been about 5 weeks since I mowed

08-18-2001, 07:07 AM
Sorry I have not posted any pics yet. I don't know how to get them in the computer. I have to wait for Mrs. LGF to do so. They will be comming since it's getting drier here I'm getting more and more pics.


Premo Services
08-18-2001, 10:35 AM
That pic looks like the lawn I do, and they want it cut, and striped once a week, used to skip when it looked like that but they would call and I had to make a special trip to stripe it. This is what they want, and pay so who am I to question. plus I am done in no time!!!!!:D

08-21-2001, 11:58 PM
Hereís one thatís fried. One problem though the pic doesnít show how fried it is but here you go


Eric ELM
08-22-2001, 12:00 AM
LGF, the lawn is the same color as the back ground here so I can't see it. :(

08-22-2001, 12:01 AM
Oops here it is


Eric ELM
08-22-2001, 12:05 AM
Ouch, that has been toasted.

Nice straight stripes though. They look good. ;)

08-22-2001, 12:06 AM
Here a side view


08-22-2001, 12:08 AM
If you noticed the building in the back ground here is a closer pic.

I cut with an Exmark and the building next door is cut with a Jacobson:D


08-22-2001, 12:09 AM
Here is the back hill of building


08-22-2001, 12:12 AM
This one is definitely fried. But you can't see all the Buckhorn in it.


GreenQuest Lawn
08-22-2001, 12:21 AM
HA!! good pics LGF.

I do believe I have shown all I can, The rains have returned and the grass is growing again.

Of course not at the ones I posted, I think it will take some time for them to come back.

08-22-2001, 12:24 AM
Best stripes so far this year....to bad they are brown:alien: