Got to admit, hasn't been bad so far.

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. So, it's mid July, halfway through summer. I can honestly count maybe 5 bad days here do far...what does everyone else think?
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  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    rain everyday for the past week and a half with the sea breezes kicking in, like a rain forest out there, but been very busy adding some new clients and trying to stay on schedule.
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Could have been worse. The rain was diving me crazy for a while there.

    Rain on and off all day yesterday.
  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    It has not been brutally hot temp wise, humidity still rough some days especially inland where we do not get that much of the ocean breeze like some of you.
    The worst so far this season has been the rain - which I am happy to take - but man it is playing with my schedule, seems like we get a little here, a little there all at times we can not afford to be delayed. Got a 60% chance today and got hit yesterday in the afternoon. Just hoping it can hold off long enough for us to get through a majority of the properties. Nothing like being hot all day and feeling those first couple of large COLD rain drops hit your back.
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    It's been an "average" summer. Not like many in the last 10 to 15 years. It's been clouding up earlier and keeping the temp down. Yeah, it's summer and it's sweaty, but we haven't been seeing heat indexes above 110 this year. I think the highest temp we have had has been about 95F. And that was just a couple of days. And the sea breezes are working like they should. The air isn't stagnant all the time. For the most part our temps have been what they show as the average every day. Nighttime temps have been in the average temp range too. You can walk outside most evenings and not feel like you stepped into a convection oven. I've walked out after 9pm and it's been downright comfortable. In turn it takes a little longer to reach 90. Heck, it's nearly 11 am and 80 right now.

    This is what I remember most summers being like when I was younger. Average, with 8-10 really hot days. And by really hot, I'm talking north of 93, not 98. It's been more comfortable in June and July than some recent Septembers and Octobers have been. Can't complain about this. And if it turns unusually hot, October is only 11 weeks out.
  6. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
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    I don't think its been too bad either.. June had its issues with a high number of customer complaints.. usually related to weather. but temp. wise.. could be worse..

    It's not over yet
  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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  8. 904turf

    904turf LawnSite Member
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    off and on rain and humidity. Im in jax beach so I get a nice breeze. Only lost 250 sq feet of turf to the bugs thus far (fingers crossed) so much sedge though :(
  9. stickleylawncare

    stickleylawncare LawnSite Member
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    Maybe Ill feel different by the end of August, but this year so far hasnt 'felt' as bad as last year.
  10. This year has def been way better in terms of rainfall and better temps.
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