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Old 06-26-2012, 09:41 AM
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Photos of our area from Debby.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:02 AM
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It took a couple of days of rain but our retention ponds are finally very full. Our soil was so dry that it took several days of rain to re-hydra it. The drainage swale in front of my house is still dry. But we needed this rain because wells were becoming salty and even going dry.

Well water of 700 PPM salts will Kill Hybrid Bermuda. It takes 1600 PPM to kill St A. I have a new customer who just had 34 pallets of 419 Bermuda installed. His well is 650 PPM and this rain saved the New sod for NOW. We are hoping the fresh water infusion to his well will bring down the salt contend. This past spring was abnormally hot and Dry and could have caused his well to increase in salt contend.

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Does rain really get into the groundwater that quick in FL?

Not sure what it is up here, but it sure isn't a few days.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:06 AM
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going down to panama city beach.
I see you are in Indiana. We just moved down here last October from Indianapolis. The Beech Grove area.

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:46 PM
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Does rain really get into the groundwater that quick in FL?

Not sure what it is up here, but it sure isn't a few days.
Really depends on where you are in Florida. Soil types vary Greatly across the state. S W Coastal Florida is pretty much pure calcareous sand. West of I 75 Water sinks in real real quick. But you have to remember most house are build on fill dirt and still only 20 ft above mean tide level. Older homes like my father's was only 6 ft.

Rain has stopped for now but the winds are gusting strong. I am still in limbo because any thing I apply, has a chance of being washed away. I think we are look for an inch of rain a day on already saturated ground.

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:18 PM
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It looks like we could be rained out until Wednesday or later. This slow moving storm will not let up on the rain. My lawn is soaked and very soggy. I guess it going to be another long wet week. Stay dry if you can.
I put the pedal to the metal today, catching up fast.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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I put the pedal to the metal today, catching up fast.
We got along pretty good this morning and got shut down early afternoon by some strong rains. Went to a different part of town and got two more lawns done before the rain caught up. The lawns are very very moist so going fast is not a option for me at this time. We are scheduled for 70% chance of rain tomorrow, we shall see what we can get done but it is not looking promising if you listen to their reports.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:42 PM
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We are heading out tomorrow.. I don't think we will be seeing much rain action tomorrow.. chance of rain was 70-80% today.. didn't see a drop after 1pm.. Ive learned the weather channel is losing its credibility.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:43 PM
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Windy as hell today. A few areas with serious flooding. The wealthy waterfront of Tampa is under saltwater for day 3 now. I have 2 accounts there and I'm not sure if anything will be salvageable. Thank god for insurance and being rich. Everybody else is still way too soggy to cut.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:57 PM
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We are heading out tomorrow.. I don't think we will be seeing much rain action tomorrow.. chance of rain was 70-80% today.. didn't see a drop after 1pm.. Ive learned the weather channel is losing its credibility.
Here's my rule, if they 70%, it won't rain. 20% and you get a monsoon. I agree, not very credible.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:22 PM
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We are heading out tomorrow.. I don't think we will be seeing much rain action tomorrow.. chance of rain was 70-80% today.. didn't see a drop after 1pm.. Ive learned the weather channel is losing its credibility.
We cleared up at around 5:30 over here today. I am thinking they are full of it on tomorrow too but we shall see. Time to play catch up and hope everything falls into place.
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