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tjlco
01-06-2013, 01:13 AM
Is winter coming anytime soon????:confused: just got back from Long Island for a week. It was so nice needing a jacket.....back to reality now:cry:

kandalawncaremgr
01-06-2013, 02:04 AM
Man I live in Chicago and we haven't even got any snow over 2 inches yet. First a summer drought now January and still no snow. Hope spring comes fast starting to dip into my savings lol

zechstoker
01-06-2013, 02:29 AM
We started seeing "California winter" weather here as of 2 weeks ago. We don't get any snow in this region, but there's plenty of frost during the mornings hours when our low temperatures are around 30. Grass has finally gone dormant for the most part, and the rain is becoming more frequent. That's about the extent of our winter weather.

billslawn89
01-06-2013, 06:41 PM
heat index of 88 degrees in my area today....:dizzy:

Florida Gardener
01-06-2013, 07:09 PM
I'm gonna be royally mad if it doesn't get cold for an extended period of time. 80/69 is not my idea of winter....
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zturncutter
01-07-2013, 02:51 PM
Man it hasn't even been cold enough for a fire in my fireplace this year. My Peach trees are blooming and one has peaches started :confused:

Landscape Poet
01-07-2013, 02:57 PM
I'm gonna be royally mad if it doesn't get cold for an extended period of time. 80/69 is not my idea of winter....
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I agree. Too warm of a winter so far. I have spent a good portion of it sick though....sticking old flu

rob7233
01-08-2013, 09:09 AM
If we were to get a sudden freeze here in the Orlando area, the damage would be very extensive. The plants would have NO time to acclimate.
Hell, there are new buds/blooms on a lot of the plants already. They think Spring is on it's way!

I just hate when my "vacation" gets cut short and I have to start earlier & work harder for my money.


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Keith
01-08-2013, 11:30 PM
Grass slowed down later than normal. And with rain and humidity it may well start it earlier than normal. No cold weather in sight for the next week. Our temps have been above average for 30 of 38 days. Sometimes significantly higher. Today was stinking humid. If we make it to February without a cold snap, the likelihood of a strong front pushing through becomes a lot less. We didn't freeze last winter and I'd say there's a fair chance we won't this year.

To date I haven't been able to string more than three straight days off. And I'm including weekends.

zturncutter
01-08-2013, 11:47 PM
I've heard of job security but this is ridiculous !!! It hasn't even made it below 70 yet this evening.

Ric
01-09-2013, 11:29 AM
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I thinking it was the early 1990's because I was living in Boca Grande at the time. The point is we had the same type of hot winter as this year UNTIL late February and the 1st week of March. Every thing was in bloom when we had 3 hard freezes in a row. Boca Grande being on Gasprilla Island surrounded by warm water has a Micro climate more like Key West or Cuba. Instead of a zone 10 cold hardiness zone it is more like a zone 12 with a lot of tropical plants. The combination of 3 hard freezes in a row with warming in between really killed a ton of tropical plants and stunted even the most cold hardy plants that were blooming.

Monday I gave an estimate and got the job because the customer has grubs. fact is a large white grub crawled out of the turf on to the street right in front of us. First time ever and it Blew my mind to see a active grub in January. But the Gulf water temperature is still 70 degrees which meant the ground temperature is around 70 also. Grubs over wintering is controlled by ground temperature not hours of daylight like other plants and animals.

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Florida Gardener
01-09-2013, 11:47 AM
At this point, I hope that happens Ric. I don't care how much stuff gets stunted, I want a winter!!
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Ric
01-09-2013, 01:35 PM
At this point, I hope that happens Ric. I don't care how much stuff gets stunted, I want a winter!!
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Chris

You like Cold Weather and that is why you want to move to San Diego?? RIGHT?

Florida Gardener
01-09-2013, 01:37 PM
Chris

You like Cold Weather and that is why you want to move to San Diego?? RIGHT?

You got it Ric. I want the 75 degree year round average with the winters of 65/45....
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Patriot Services
01-09-2013, 01:48 PM
You got it Ric. I want the 75 degree year round average with the winters of 65/45....
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I loved the SD weather. Not too hot, not too cold, low humidity. No real discenable change in seasons. Plants seemed to grow at steady rate regardless of time. SA never went brown, Bermuda even slowed but didn't go totally dormant. No hard freezes the years I was there.
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Florida Gardener
01-09-2013, 01:55 PM
I loved the SD weather. Not too hot, not too cold, low humidity. No real discenable change in seasons. Plants seemed to grow at steady rate regardless of time. SA never went brown, Bermuda even slowed but didn't go totally dormant. No hard freezes the years I was there.
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I'm going out there Feb 6-11. Gonna spend 2 days or so with a realtor and see what it's gonna take to move out there. It is def a dream of mine.
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Patriot Services
01-09-2013, 01:58 PM
I'm going out there Feb 6-11. Gonna spend 2 days or so with a realtor and see what it's gonna take to move out there. It is def a dream of mine.
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Crazy expensive. I remember my Variable Housing Allowance was bigger than my base military pay.
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Florida Gardener
01-09-2013, 02:03 PM
Crazy expensive. I remember my Variable Housing Allowance was bigger than my base military pay.
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Yea, I know. Southeast Florida isn't cheap either...nothing like SD, but it won't be sticker shock for me.
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Keith
01-09-2013, 05:36 PM
I was supposed to be headed up to Virginia this weekend, but I'm too busy to go. A lot of these yards looks too scraggly at two weeks. If not growth, leaves and debris.

They're having winter weather like we should be having. Any lawn guys up around the mid-Atlantic want to hire me for a year or so? I promise not to cut in on your area when I start my own :)

zechstoker
01-09-2013, 10:54 PM
I loved the SD weather. Not too hot, not too cold, low humidity. No real discenable change in seasons. Plants seemed to grow at steady rate regardless of time. SA never went brown, Bermuda even slowed but didn't go totally dormant. No hard freezes the years I was there.
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It seems like we only get 2 seasons here. Summer and Fall. We also don't get much rain, and it virtually never rains during the summer months. Just the way I like it.

Patriot Services
01-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Doh! We spoke too soon. Hard freeze in SD.
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zturncutter
01-13-2013, 10:17 AM
And an air pollution warning for good measure !

zechstoker
01-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Doh! We spoke too soon. Hard freeze in SD.
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2 pm, and there's still some stuff iced over in my backyard. It's definitely been a cold weekend for this area, and tomorrow is forecasted to be just the same. Tomorrow morning should be awesome when I'm suppose to be out mowing at 8:00. Haha

Florida Gardener
01-13-2013, 06:13 PM
2 pm, and there's still some stuff iced over in my backyard. It's definitely been a cold weekend for this area, and tomorrow is forecasted to be just the same. Tomorrow morning should be awesome when I'm suppose to be out mowing at 8:00. Haha

Zech, do you live in the San Diego area?
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Florida Gardener
01-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Doh! We spoke too soon. Hard freeze in SD.
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I'm sure it won't be as devastating as it would be here. So many people have tropicals here so freezes do mucho damage. The stuff out there is desert or desert like stuff...I am curios what does take a hit out there.
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zechstoker
01-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Quite far from it actually. I'm up in the lower part of northern CA. SD is about an 8 hour drive south of here. I'm fairly close to Sacramento, which would be a little over a hour north from here.

Florida Gardener
01-13-2013, 06:18 PM
Quite far from it actually. I'm up in the lower part of northern CA. SD is about an 8 hour drive south of here. I'm fairly close to Sacramento, which would be a little over a hour north from here.

Oh ok. How low were the temps in your area this morning?
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zechstoker
01-13-2013, 06:25 PM
I haven't seen the official temperatures from this morning, but it was forecasted to be as low as 26. Judging by the way the forecast is normally slightly off, it was probably more like 24 this morning.

zechstoker
01-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Just looked it up. Accuweather says it was 24 this morning here.

Keith
01-13-2013, 11:14 PM
I mowed Bahia grass the other day that was green. I cut a st Augustine lawn that had 3 to 4" of growth in 8 days. And I notice that some crepe myrtles had 6" of new growth. WTF?

Florida Gardener
01-13-2013, 11:25 PM
I mowed Bahia grass the other day that was green. I cut a st Augustine lawn that had 3 to 4" of growth in 8 days. And I notice that some crepe myrtles had 6" of new growth. WTF?

It's called the new Florida winter-"the continuous summer"
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