How bad was it?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by GreenT, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks like I might have gotten somewhat lucky - looks like mid 30's tonight so it sounds positive. I will be back Saturday to see how things worked out.
     
  2. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    some much for the green grass..........

    woke up to 27 this morning..........i covered alot of things and changed alot of my landscape out this year to stop the problem with freeze and plants...
     
  3. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
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    When I left the house at 7am it was 24deg. It didn't drop as much as I thought it would. At 7pm last night it was already 30deg. My Bahia is nice and brown tonight when I came home. Started a new 87 acre HOA account today. It was cold out there. Great account there is no hand work in the summer just mowing about 25 acres and blowing off the streets. Winter time is just cleanup common and wooded areas. Good account and it's EOW all year.
     
  4. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    my green bermuda grass in now headed to brown, my lantana, which was covered got toasted, my royal palm fronds turning brown, they came back and were looking good too from last years frost and cold temps. Its kinda brown in my area, went down to 25 degrees here too, and another freeze warning tonight, already 39 degrees with a dew point of 33 degrees at 8:45pm
     
  5. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    38 here @ 9:00 pm, dead calm tonight, what a change a few days makes.
     
  6. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just walked out this morning (Thur.) It's 30 deg and very heavy frost everywhere. If yards weren't toast yesterday they will be now. I'm sure a burn ban will be coming soon. Good news this weekend will be back in the 70's.
     
  7. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
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    this is mild compared to last year...we added "lawn painting" to our services last year and did surprisingly well with it....even so, we hope it stays green on its own this year.
     
  8. nwimaintenance

    nwimaintenance LawnSite Member
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    A question for all you floridians. What do you think about opening up a lawn care business in SW Florida. I am tossing around the idea if I could sell my business up north.
     
  9. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
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    Do you need anything special license to apply lawn paint. Last year the villages were getting a lot of that done. Somebody was making a killing. The snow birds want green grass. Next year we are are adding mulch coloring as an option. Did one job last year. It looked good, clients were happy, and we made money!
     
  10. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
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    So many mower in the truck type guys in residential. Lots of competition in commercial with the bids getting lower and lower. Personally I don't like the cold. But, contacted mowing, fall leaf clean ups , and snow removal. I would assume you could do pretty good up north.
     

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