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Old 09-01-2013, 02:34 PM
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Summer Rainfall Total's

These are the number's from my rain gauge. The average monthly total in the summer is around 3.5".

June - 3.91"

July - 9.87"

August - 5.14"
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:01 AM
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I haven't found rainfall averages & totals to have much use in trying to grow grass. You could have floods all spring & drought all summer.
I think a better measurement for landscapers would be the number of rain days.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:30 AM
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4 inches of rain since January,I think one rain out
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:01 PM
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I haven't found rainfall averages & totals to have much use in trying to grow grass. You could have floods all spring & drought all summer.
I think a better measurement for landscapers would be the number of rain days.
It got to where we were having so many rain days we were forced to cut in the rain. Lost a few angry customers for rutting or just not cutting on schedule so be it, there's always next season, we haven't gained as many customers as we were hoping to but we have basically replaced all we lost with just a few more to boot. I just had to tell them sorry we have no control over mother nature.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:32 PM
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I hear ya there,I hate cutting in the rain,blowin sucks,mower droppings suck,and I always thought that it must look dumb to a customer
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:23 PM
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What summer rainfall? Haven't seen any.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:04 AM
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What summer rainfall? Haven't seen any.
Yep, after a surplus of rain in the spring, even a week with 7" of rain, we are now sitting at -6" of rain for the summer months.

At least at this time last year, we had a hurricane or two that shot moisture into the midwest helping to break the drought.

This year, no dice......



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Old 09-05-2013, 12:51 AM
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We got a lot of rain in the spring but little to none over the summer. Mother nature please bless the northern louisiana with some rain like you did in south louisiana.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:05 AM
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the yearly average is 49 inches, and we are already at 52" with 4 months to go. And im looking at the number chart since 1981 and it looks like every year has a huge storm come through once or twice and dumps 10 inches. So we have broken the record with normal rain. I'm not liying when i say that this has been the worst year in my landscaping career
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:18 AM
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the yearly average is 49 inches, and we are already at 52" with 4 months to go. And im looking at the number chart since 1981 and it looks like every year has a huge storm come through once or twice and dumps 10 inches. So we have broken the record with normal rain. I'm not liying when i say that this has been the worst year in my landscaping career
Try getting no rain. That is worse, and I have seen and worked thru both scenarios.
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