Deep Freeze?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Sprinkler Buddy, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Think we'll have a hard freeze this year? Mosquitoes are going to be extreme this summer if not. I don't ever recall these kind of warm temps in the month of February. Crazy!
     
  2. I doubt it..I could be way off but the way the whole winter has been, I would be shocked if we had a hard freeze. But, Ric can tell you about a winter in 94 or 95 that that did happen so idk...all I can say is this winter has been a big let down.
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  3. Also, keep in mind I'm in South Florida. I think it could happen for the central and north Florida guys but I don't see it for the tropical south Florida guys.
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  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hard freeze? Very, very unlikely south of Alachua county. Touch freezing temp down to around Polk county? Maybe a 25% chance. Any freezing temp in Marion county-north? 60%.

    How's that? :)
     
  5. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    That will work. :)
     
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am thinking there is not a chance here at this point...just a long hot old summer ahead. Enjoy the first two weeks or so of March until the heat starts rocking.
     
  7. Yup, that's what I'm thinking too...hopefully we can ride out a decent march where it's not too humid. I don't know that I can take march-October of bad weather.
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  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well look at it this way. The long, hot winter is half over. Only 9 months til EOW!

    Side note, I had to give one up because of EOW. The customer thought I should be cutting it every week since it was warm. Even though two weeks of winter growth is still nowhere close to one week in the summer. Great customer. I really like her and her husband. But if I did theirs, I would have to mow every other one in that neighborhood every week in the winter.
     
  9. Yea, 2 weeks of winter growth still doesn't equal 1 of summer. You guys are usually about 10 degrees cooler than us down here too. I've found the edging is usually what's more overgrown than snything else( which makes sense). Was it a big yard?
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  10. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am thinking around 86 I was in Daytona for the race then went to Palm Beach. The weather was nice. I then headed up 95 toward Atlanta, I left early because of a storm coming in. I drove through the start of the storm. It snowed as far south as Miami.
     

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