Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-29-2010, 07:39 AM
Richard Martin's Avatar
Richard Martin Richard Martin is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 14,499
Rain, Rain, Go Away

I swear. This year has been a year of extremes. We had a nasty cold winter for this area. Then a wet spring. Then a drought with many days over 100°. Then a decent period with some rain. Then 6 weeks of drought and now we've gotten almost 7 inches of rain in 3 days and they're forecasting up to 10 inches over the next 36 hours. I can't catch a break.

It's totally screwing up my schedule too. I run a tight schedule and my customers know that I'll be at their house at about the same time, week after week. I have a couple of customers with kids and the customers know to clean up their yards before I get there. Now it's getting all messed up. Hopefully I'll be able to get it straightened out next week for the run into fall.
__________________
Serving Greenville, Winterville and Ayden NC



Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-29-2010, 07:45 AM
punt66's Avatar
punt66 punt66 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Simsbury CT
Posts: 8,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Martin View Post
I swear. This year has been a year of extremes. We had a nasty cold winter for this area. Then a wet spring. Then a drought with many days over 100°. Then a decent period with some rain. Then 6 weeks of drought and now we've gotten almost 7 inches of rain in 3 days and they're forecasting up to 10 inches over the next 36 hours. I can't catch a break.

It's totally screwing up my schedule too. I run a tight schedule and my customers know that I'll be at their house at about the same time, week after week. I have a couple of customers with kids and the customers know to clean up their yards before I get there. Now it's getting all messed up. Hopefully I'll be able to get it straightened out next week for the run into fall.
my schedule is way off too. Its been raining here the last 3 days. Much needed rain though.
__________________
JP Landscaping


SOLO OPERATION
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2010, 08:54 AM
stephen424 stephen424 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: charlotte, nc
Posts: 730
tell me about it..
i'm here in charlotte. i have been pushing aerations back since late august. it has been 90+ degrees here forever. then all of a sudden, boom, 80 degrees a couple days ago. phone rang off the hook with aeration calls. now it's been raining the last 3 days and i am back to pushing aerations back!!

yea, its much needed rain. problem is...all the lawns around here are DEAD! so the rain won't help much now. however, hopefully more people will be investing in repairing their lawn
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-29-2010, 09:10 AM
Florida Gardener's Avatar
Florida Gardener Florida Gardener is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Humid S. Fl. with sights set on San Diego
Posts: 5,063
Really

We have had a very dry summer here as we had little rain from May-August. We had rain yest/today from the storm, but overall a dry summer.

I usually don't mind getting rained out 1 day as I only have 25 accounts, but I have extras that need to get done that have to get pushed back now.....

Realistically though, October is usually dry and the winter is the same way. This should be the last of the rains for us, but you never know.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-29-2010, 09:14 AM
QualityLawnCare4u's Avatar
QualityLawnCare4u QualityLawnCare4u is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Waycross. Georgia
Posts: 3,761
Richard, you are describing my area to a t! First one of the coldest winters on record, then spring it was weeks of no rain, then months of non stop rain during th summer along with record breaking miserable over 100 every day, and up till yesterday not a drop of rain in over a month, had 3 cancellations last week due to dead brown grass, now two straight days of non stop rain and I'm behind again. Why can't mother nature balance the weather out dam it!
__________________
John deere 717A
Echo 200 edger
sthil 85 hand held blower
echo hedge clippers
echo long pole hedge clippers
Redmax weedeater
echo 650 BP blower
6 x 16 trailer
5 x 8 trailor
2001 Chevy LS Silverado
Polaris Sportsman 500 AWD ATV
last but not least, TWINS!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-29-2010, 09:35 AM
Look's Great Look's Great is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clinton, IN
Posts: 22
Whats Rain?

We have had only about 1" of rain total in the last 12 weeks with temp's in the upper 90's most of the time. doing very very little mowing. trimming hedges, Trees, and odd jobs just to make a living.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Coastal Lawn Maintenance Coastal Lawn Maintenance is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 479
I'm loving the rain but it one extreme to the other. I have put a hold on everything this week. But it doing us good. And from what I hear it suppost to be a nasty winter again around here. Maybe we will get some storm clean up if this tropical storm comes through here like they say.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-29-2010, 03:01 PM
Charles's Avatar
Charles Charles is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 7,070
I was out there cutting in pouring down rain today. I haven't had to do that in a long time. Most lawns just barely have enough to cut after 3 weeks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-29-2010, 03:20 PM
rain man rain man is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: If you sweat you die
Posts: 2,796
Same here Quality. Lawns were getting dry though, maybe this rain will extend the season some now.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-29-2010, 04:07 PM
Casey'sLM Casey'sLM is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Augusta G.A/S.C.
Posts: 74
I know what you mean man. I was planning on cutting today but it rained. Don't get me wrong we need it down here bad, but it stinks to get behind.
__________________
All-Star Lawns L.L.C

Gravely and Stihl
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:16 AM.

Page generated in 0.10231 seconds with 7 queries