Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-16-2012, 04:30 PM
Service 1st Lawn Care Service 1st Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 604
Heat,Heat,Heat

3rd straight day of 80 with another 4 to come, doubt Pre-Em will work who knows. Normal high 50, and normal low 30. Has been highs 80 and lows in 60's.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-16-2012, 06:07 PM
ted putnam's Avatar
ted putnam ted putnam is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,153
Been that way for a month here. Newsalesoutheass. A month earlier than normal
__________________
"The Poor Fish" circa 1930's: The Poor Fish wouldn't have been caught if he'd known enough to keep his fool mouth shut.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-16-2012, 09:32 PM
DLCS's Avatar
DLCS DLCS is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,365
Supposedly arounf the 23'rd temps are goign to be in the low 50's for highs and lows in the mid 30's. but who knows for sure, woudln't hold my breath. I don't liek these temps as I fear another bad severe weather season.
__________________
Mike

2013 haulmark 18' trailer
2013 John Deere 52' walkbehind
2012 Gator with skid sprayer
2010 Turfco T-3000
2008 JD 997
2006 JD 647a
2004 JD 757 w/ 3 bag & Iron MCS
2002 JD 757 w/ 2 bag MCS
2002 JD 757
Stihl, Echo, Tanka 2 strokes
Big Tex trailers
Tons of other equipment
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-16-2012, 09:39 PM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,777
Started all my pre-em apps today. Should be finished tomorrow.

People are going to be screaming for an early herbicide treatment.

Definitively going to be doing a second app in about 4-5 weeks. Mostly liquid dimension for second app on edges of lawns and thin areas.

Absolutely crazy this year. My early tulips haven't bloomed yet, my later ones are now, and the fruit trees are just showing signs of blooms. This year could be a disaster for fruit crops if we get a late freeze.
....
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-16-2012, 09:44 PM
ted putnam's Avatar
ted putnam ted putnam is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLCS View Post
Supposedly arounf the 23'rd temps are goign to be in the low 50's for highs and lows in the mid 30's. but who knows for sure, woudln't hold my breath. I don't liek these temps as I fear another bad severe weather season.
Me too...I can try to avoid a tornado. However, I can't avoid over 3 months without a drop of rain or almost 40 days of 100+ temps. This is what worries me most. Our lawns took an extreme beating the last 2 years. A 3rd year of the same and I'll have a few that are "toast". I really feel for the folks in Texas though...We were mid 80's today. It was typical of mid to late May in our area.
__________________
"The Poor Fish" circa 1930's: The Poor Fish wouldn't have been caught if he'd known enough to keep his fool mouth shut.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-16-2012, 09:58 PM
DLCS's Avatar
DLCS DLCS is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,365
People up here are just tickled for all the great weather we have had this year. I keep telling them that we are going to pay for it at the grocery stores sooner than they think. The lack of snow has its drawbacks, the biggest is the precip, second bugs are at all time high. Now if we get a dry summer, with the lack of precip this winter combind with a dry summer, not good at all. Watch food prices sky rocket. just look at the size of the mosquitos now. they are terrible right now and its only march! We only had about 3-4 inches of frost in the ground this winter and that was for about 2 weeks. If we get a hard freeze now, i think there will be alot of plant damage to deal with. Oh well i love cold weather.
__________________
Mike

2013 haulmark 18' trailer
2013 John Deere 52' walkbehind
2012 Gator with skid sprayer
2010 Turfco T-3000
2008 JD 997
2006 JD 647a
2004 JD 757 w/ 3 bag & Iron MCS
2002 JD 757 w/ 2 bag MCS
2002 JD 757
Stihl, Echo, Tanka 2 strokes
Big Tex trailers
Tons of other equipment
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-16-2012, 10:38 PM
DA Quality Lawn & YS's Avatar
DA Quality Lawn & YS DA Quality Lawn & YS is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 7,945
You southern guys are kind of used to this weather in March. Up here, 80 degrees in March is just plain absurd. Been 70's for the last 4 days. The heat really is pushing everything too fast...too much stuff budding out or sprouting that could be nailed by a hard freeze (our normal last frost is 1st week of May).
__________________
7x14 Stealth SE Enclosed with 48" side ramp
08 Toro Z400 48" deck, 21HP Kaw with EZ Vac twin bag
09 Exmark Turf Tracer HP 36"
21" Toro SR4 Super Recycler
Stihl KM90 Kombi w/ straight shaft trimmer & tiller heads
Husqvarna 125B Blower
PG Magnum
Turfco XT5 Aerator
Turfco LS-22 Overseeder
EcoLawn 200 Applicator

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-16-2012, 10:47 PM
ted putnam's Avatar
ted putnam ted putnam is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by ted putnam View Post
Me too...I can try to avoid a tornado. However, I can't avoid over 3 months without a drop of rain or almost 40 days of 100+ temps. This is what worries me most. Our lawns took an extreme beating the last 2 years. A 3rd year of the same and I'll have a few that are "toast". I really feel for the folks in Texas though...We were mid 80's today. It was typical of mid to late May in our area.
Notice I said May...not March.

We could have some serious problems if a cold snap comes through also.

It really concerns me that we aren't cooler than what we are. Could spell trouble

Rice and soybeans aren't planted until later so that's of no consequence but the orchards and berry farms could take a beating
__________________
"The Poor Fish" circa 1930's: The Poor Fish wouldn't have been caught if he'd known enough to keep his fool mouth shut.

Last edited by ted putnam; 03-16-2012 at 10:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-16-2012, 11:37 PM
greendoctor greendoctor is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 7,409
This is my third year of sub 80 temperatures at this time of the year. Combine that with lots of wind and rain, it is the perfect storm. Not cold enough to kill anything, too cloudy and cool for warm season grass to grow properly. Bad weather to spray anything in. The weather has been bipolar. It is either raining or blowing really hard. Have not seen a happy medium for a long time. I have been spoiled by years of almost 90 weather all year long. Sure there were still insects and weeds. But the grass grew well and it was usually calm enough to to do what I was supposed to do.
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin 1775

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-17-2012, 08:00 AM
ArTurf ArTurf is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ark
Posts: 2,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by ted putnam View Post
Me too...I can try to avoid a tornado. However, I can't avoid over 3 months without a drop of rain or almost 40 days of 100+ temps. This is what worries me most. Our lawns took an extreme beating the last 2 years. A 3rd year of the same and I'll have a few that are "toast". I really feel for the folks in Texas though...We were mid 80's today. It was typical of mid to late May in our area.
Are you seeing unusual weed pressure that may be associated with this unusual weather?
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.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 PM.

Page generated in 0.08671 seconds with 9 queries