Extreme Drought!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by shadowrlc, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. shadowrlc

    shadowrlc LawnSite Member
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    For anyone who's ever wondered what extreme drought looks like, here it is! 5 counties in Upstate SC were upgraded to extreme drought this week. In the past 12 months we are over 20 inches behind in rain! I tried to keep up with it with irrigation but with no luck. Here are a few before and afters. Enjoy!

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  2. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    thank god!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im sorry man. but i work my 50-60 hours a week construction + mowing 50 accounts a week. Imhappy the grass is dead! good riddance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Ha! Stupid grass... im so happy i got out. thats pretty bad. No irrigation i assume. Thats why all our lawn customers had irrigation systems, we didnt take em if they didnt.
     
  4. shadowrlc

    shadowrlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Hey I'm right with you! We have 50 hours a week in commercial maintenance properties so it's been nice to catch a breath but it's bad! And yes this does have irrigation but to keep up with it I wouldn't be able to pay the water bill!! Right now to keep fescue looking good I've got water running 45 minutes twice a day!! ( but thats off a well)
     
  5. Penscape Landscaping

    Penscape Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    SHadow I feel the pain man in the 8 years i have been running with this last year was the worst for me. I lost alot of per timers and have been able to revuild it back this year. Then we are hit again!! Gas prices and drought are killing me. THe county i live in can only water on saturdays and that is tough. We need a nice big Hurricane to drop some rain on us. Leave the damage away! gOOD LUCK i LL DO A RAIN DANCE!!!!
     
  6. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    I swear it feels like it has rained everyday here for the last 2 months
     
  7. FIRESCOOBY

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    Same here in GA. Irrigation or not...doesn't matter. Using irrigation systems are banned. Only watering in SOME areas is odd/even, 25 minutes of watering BY HAND ONLY!!!
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    My goodness!! screw that. And i complain about my 20 min every other day...Ha!
     
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    I was wonderin about you ohio guys! I guess your still workin?!
     
  10. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    it time to switch over to bermuda or some warm climate grass around here now.
     

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