Getting behind!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rcreech, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 888

    Have not got much done here either as in years past. Last year we had 80 degree temps in March, weeds started popping then the temps cooled off in April and wind chills were in the teens for a couple weeks. Got behind then.

    Looks like rain in the forecast the next week again.

    Hopefully we will get some dry weather and a steady warming trend not instant 80-90 degree temps.
     
  2. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,020

    In a normal year...I would be thinking about finishing up with Pre app.

    Right now I am only about 25% done.

    Wonder how this is affecting the big boys?

    I guess they are probably out in the wind and rain and probably don't even know we are having bad weather! :laugh:
     
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,530

    It has taken me 10 weeks to get done what I would normally have done in 7. I started early hoping to get a head start but the weather has held me back all year. I know some of you haven't started yet and are ready to get out and get after it. Good Luck to you.
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    I have the luxury (obligation) of switching back and forth from small-scale nursery, landscape and turf....and picking the priority day to day, week to week.

    Right now "nursery's" the thing that's hopping.
     
  5. Frank Fescue

    Frank Fescue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    we had wind swept rain here a couple days ago. gusts hit 45 mph, pretty steady rain. drove down a main strip here and watched a chemlawn guy spraying a lawn. they're out and working.
     
  6. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    If it's any consolation, last year on this day in Flint, MI we were at 269 GDD's base 32. This year we're at 75. I'm hoping to start Wed., but am no where near panic yet. While I look at dates in some aspects, I don't let a date tell me when to start R1. Mother Nature is pretty good at that.
     
  7. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    FWIW, Toledo, OH was at 301 GDD base 32 last year on this day. This year? 108.
     
  8. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 938

    Night time temps are staying up here, bermuda has begun to break dormancy in many spots. Be cuttin' steady soon.
     
  9. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,020

    Marc,

    You are exactly right!

    I know that GDD's are the most important indicator, but it seems like the calendar runs my life! Sometimes I forget and go by dates.

    With 2/3 of my lawns to do, a ton of seedings to do and farming....I would like to get round 1 completed, but you are definilty correct!

    Plus I am a VERY, VERY high strung person....so just ready to go. :dancing:

    Thanks,
    RC
     
  10. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    Just finished plowing 8" of snow we got last night. Lakes are still froze over and guys are still ice fishing. Going to bed now to dream of pretty yellow dandies. Chaching!!!:cry:
     

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