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anyone in baltimore area cutting anything?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffex, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,933

    I used to have more crabgrass lawns to keep me going in the summer but most tall fescue has gone dormant without watering here
  2. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    I'm skipping lots of lawns. I was working 8 - 10 hours a day, now I'm usually done in 4 - 6 hours. I hope it rains soon. I work in Dundalk, Middle River and White Marsh areas.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Jeffex, I talked to my daughter in Mayo, MD last night and she said the lawn is toast. She's on a well so I told her not to water it and we'll set her up with a overseed this fall.
  4. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    Southern MD is pretty dry too
  5. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,933

    I wouldn't water on a well either!! I saw a drill rig on rt 32 yesterday drilling a new well. Someone must have run dry $$$$$ . I commited to watering in july and my lawn looks good.
  6. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    If you can't water a lawn consistently and thoroughly, you should just let it go dormant in dry conditions. It usually recovers in the fall. I have a well, and haven't watered my lawn in 13 years. We had our well deepened and a new well pump put in two years ago, and it is $$$$$. Trust me.
  7. Aaron's Lawn Care

    Aaron's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Yeah thats part of my area. Have I seen you around? What's your company name?
  8. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,933

    I live in carroll county and our water ain't cheap. However, I fell a sleep one night last month and the sprinkler ran for 8 hrs. and my bill was only $40 more than usual. I didn't have to water again for a month even during that spell of 100 degree temps. I just like my lawn to look good when I get home and as long as there are no restrictions I'll pay the water bill. I just can't see why people let hundreds of dollars in landscape plants and trees dry up and die because they are too lazy to water them.
  9. mowmasteruk

    mowmasteruk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Here in the South of England it's been dry for weeks. I've been mowing every third or fourth week, but this afternoon it rained a bit with further rain forecast for the rest of the week, thank goodness.
  10. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,933

    How many start ups in the baltimore area will drop off after a month of no money. when it does rain there will be easy pickingsfor the guy who weathered this drought to pick up new clients. Prepare your advertising foraeration and seeding now and let them fly when it rains.

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