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Old 08-27-2013, 03:32 PM
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Anyone else lawns burning up?

Here in Illinois we have had maybe two inches of rain since late June. Fortunately we had a wet spring and cool temps up till this week of high 90s. I know most of you have benefited from above average rainfall amounts this summer. Just wondering if anyone else can sympathize with me. I've been mowing most of my lawns every 2 wks since mid July and now some of them are so burnt up I'll be doing good to mow that much. It's just frustrating because this is the 3rd straight summer that it has been dry and it isn't like we haven't had our rain chances. Rain seems to go around us every summer and hits neighboring towns. I'm glad I have so many lawns for a solo operator and I've been trimming more and more shrubs every year, otherwise I couldn't make it at this. I do this to support a family of four and these dry conditions can get me down if I let them. Hopefully September will resurrect my lawn season like hurricane Isaac did last year. Just had to vent, thanks!
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:40 PM
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This has been the first two days without rain in my area since I could remember. lol We are never satisfied. Too dry, too wet, to hot, too cold, no snow, too much snow, etc... lol
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:08 PM
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I hear you!! I'm 1 hr 15 min southwest of you and we have been the same way. Half of mine been once a month since July.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:25 PM
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we're dying here.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:30 PM
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we're dying here.
thats suprising. i thought i saw all kinds of rain come thru columbia and south earlier this month.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:32 PM
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We're into our 3rd day without rain, longest we've been in a while. It could not rain for the rest of the year and we would still be ahead of our annual average. BTW - Chattanooga TN area.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:34 PM
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I saw a cat fish with a life jacket on today we are drowning in ga
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:36 PM
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:56 PM
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About 80% of my customers have irrigation, which is really nice. The other 20% are pretty much dormant. We need the rain.

I thought how it'd be nice to have a watering truck and blast by my properties real fast and keep them watered...would only take a minute or two with a water truck. Anyways, it's not economical but I think it's kind of a funny idea.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:00 PM
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I'm in Missouri I'm a solo guy but the lack of rain just kills me on the money. I mow every other week if I'm lucky, most of my customers usually like it cut at least once every other week but still...i only have 10 lawns so it's not like a make a lot so every little bit counts.
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