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Old 06-08-2012, 07:23 PM
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Was supposed to be dry today, went and sprayed the weeds; major downpour early this afternoon, wasted 8 gallons. Next opportunity I'll hit the weeds with Knockout, at least it'll kill em before it rains.

Wettest I can remember in a long time.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:59 PM
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It was like a south American monsoon today at palm beach. Lots of lightning too.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:27 PM
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Enough already, radar looks like it could rain all night.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:11 AM
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Rain vs Drought??

Wish we could get some of what you've got!! Hasn't rained 1/4 inch here in my locale in the past 2 months. Started 3-4 weeks early and now have just about completely stopped mowing. Burn bans have been in place for our county for about a month now. Mow most places every 3-4 weeks 'cause there just isn't any growth. When we do get rain, it will be at least 2 weeks before we get enough growth to mow again. Just doing some small jobs to fill in where possible.

If I had my choice, I think more rain than less is better!! Three years ago we had one of the wettest seasons on record, but the past 2 have been dryer than normal and this one may be the worst one yet. Seems like it's just feast or famine anymore!
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:45 AM
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lawns are turning chloric with all the N washed out of them; new hedge plantings we installed are close to drowning. The caladium and Ficus are thriving.

Got attacked by a swarm of bees nesting in a water meter box, I mean WT... in a water meter box? Suckers should have drowned! Had another customer mad; we didn't weed whack around the base of his ficus because of the nest with 1,000's of bees that took up residence there. When I asked him to join me and I would show him the nest... he grumbled and said to get it the next time. We sent him a written notice; the bees must be removed.

I'm seeing more honey bees and hostile hermit crabs (as big as coconut crabs burrowing 3-4" diameter tunnels) than ever before.

Good news is the weatherman is forecasting late morning and afternoon thunderstorms
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:02 AM
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lawns are turning chloric with all the N washed out of them; new hedge plantings we installed are close to drowning. The caladium and Ficus are thriving.

Got attacked by a swarm of bees nesting in a water meter box, I mean WT... in a water meter box? Suckers should have drowned! Had another customer mad; we didn't weed whack around the base of his ficus because of the nest with 1,000's of bees that took up residence there. When I asked him to join me and I would show him the nest... he grumbled and said to get it the next time. We sent him a written notice; the bees must be removed.

I'm seeing more honey bees and hostile hermit crabs (as big as coconut crabs burrowing 3-4" diameter tunnels) than ever before.

Good news is the weatherman is forecasting late morning and afternoon thunderstorms
WOW,

too much rain is hard on business. While I sympathize with those without rain, there is always irrigation or should be. There is nothing that can be done about too much rain.

Maybe you should start harvesting the hermet crabs and marketing them on the internet to pet stores.

I know bees are a pain but they are vital to AG and they are on the decline elsewhere.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:26 AM
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lawns are turning chloric with all the N washed out of them; new hedge plantings we installed are close to drowning. The caladium and Ficus are thriving.

Got attacked by a swarm of bees nesting in a water meter box, I mean WT... in a water meter box? Suckers should have drowned! Had another customer mad; we didn't weed whack around the base of his ficus because of the nest with 1,000's of bees that took up residence there. When I asked him to join me and I would show him the nest... he grumbled and said to get it the next time. We sent him a written notice; the bees must be removed.

I'm seeing more honey bees and hostile hermit crabs (as big as coconut crabs burrowing 3-4" diameter tunnels) than ever before.

Good news is the weatherman is forecasting late morning and afternoon thunderstorms
Get your butt out now it's bright, sunny, and HUMID
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:45 PM
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im in yall neck of the woods on a 4 day vacation to destin, florida for my daughter's b day. it didnt rain at all at the beach yesterday but messed us up today.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:17 AM
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Did go out caught up on pretty much all my weed control; rain in the late afternoon.

Last year and the year before we were complaining about drought, go figure. My mentor told me you'll know the rapture is close when Lawn Turds' and farmers stop complaining about the weather.

Let's see, maintenance and repair the last four weeks:

Weed eater; replaced.
Weed eater; repaired
Edger; repaired
Edger; salvaged
Edger; replaced
4 Ignition coils
1 Rectifier regulator
1 PTO switch
1 Spindle
2 Trailer tires (225-75 R15)
Truck Hitch (don't ask)
Trailer Jack (don't ask)
F350; glow plug ignition harness
F350; brakes and rear drums
Ram 3500; AC

Got the best roadside diesel mechanic in the world, he'll travel out to your truck if you are within 35 or 40 miles of Lion Country Safari, bless his heart.

When it rains it pours.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:21 AM
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It is swamp humid out there. We gave up changing shirts and just slogged through drenched.
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