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06-18-2008, 07:27 AM
Is it just me or are we starting to dry up in Charlotte again.

Starting to get calls again to skip cuts:cry::cry::cry:

How are the rest of you in NC looking

Atlantic Lawn
06-18-2008, 07:54 AM
OBX is getting crispy, the heat a few weeks back was really rough on any turf near the road.

06-18-2008, 08:19 AM
yep, i am switching over to bermuda because of it. fescue cant handle it around here any more. all my bermuda yards are growing like crazy, my fescue yard look like crap.

06-18-2008, 08:41 AM
DRy Dry Dry :(

06-18-2008, 09:01 AM
Starting too? Hell, my lawn is extra crispy in most places. I have lawns I cut two weeks ago that haven't grown an inch.

I'm just glad this isn't my primary source of income. I feel for the folks on this website for whom it is their "mortgage and meal" money...

06-18-2008, 10:27 AM
OBX Fescue is patchy yellow - fescue has poor drought tolerance. Bermuda is doing well so far, but if this continues, who knows. Got a good rain the other day, but hard and fast I don't think is going to do a whole lot. I'd go to bermuda, but the fescue starts early and gets us those early spring cuts.

06-18-2008, 08:35 PM
Up here in western NC still growing some , but our temps. only reach 80's maybe 90 a day or so in August. I'm afraid if we don't get a little rain we'll have to start 10 day cuttings.Today our high was in the low 70's.:clapping:

06-19-2008, 02:01 AM
:cry:I have a few we mowed today that had not been touched for 3 weeks!

06-19-2008, 03:10 AM
Ive been lucky, we've had some thunder showers:)

Richard Martin
06-19-2008, 05:46 AM
It's extra dry and crispy here in East Carolina too. The 8 days at or above 100 burned everything up except for Bahia.

I've had no rain since June 2 (.44") and no significant rain since May 21 (.95"). The last time we got over an inch at one time was May 5 when we got 1.45".

This year is way worse than last year. Things weren't this dry until August last year.

06-28-2008, 08:58 PM
We've been fortunate to get a couple of showers the last few days but man I think we are in worse shape than last year. Our lawns are really starting to stress for the extreme heat and drought. It won't be long until we cut off all irrigation. I'm tired of stirring up dust!!!

06-28-2008, 11:32 PM
lawnsharks, i think i have seen you in shannamara.