How can I deal with this weather

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by promower, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We had 2 weeks of no rain which has now evolved into a full blown drought. I havent seen rain in just over 4 weeks and counting. I've been trying to push some extras with little luck maybe an extra $100 a week worth. Any ideas for work when the grass isnt growing? Or should I spend my extra time doing a rain dance in my brown crusty front yard.
     
  2. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    come to pa we all have webbed feet from all the rain
     
  3. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    If lawns are brown what about turf paint?

    Mulch

    Sell Xeriscaping

    Add planting beds and burms (reduce lawn area)

    power washing, fence and deck staining.

    Fence installs and repairs

    Maybe learn to do sprinklers

    Just to name a few things..........
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    sell lawn re-seeding core aeration everyone will need it
    that is what i did last year in our drought worked great
    i also worked for other contractors running equipment
     
  5. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks I will look into a few I didnt think of, also what is Xeriscaping?
     
  6. logan

    logan LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
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    charge by the month and get paid regardless of the weather.
     
  7. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Xeriscaping is landscaping for drought tolerance. In other words once established no irrigation would be needed. Except at extremes like 3 or 4 months no rain. It would only need watering once a month in that instance.


    We did a Gas Station planter box with Yuccas, Barberry, Day lily, and Blue Rug Juniper. Watered the first year. Not since. Been there for 12 years.
     
  8. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Nice link Bob.....:)
     
  9. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    Promower, Consider your self lucky mate. There was a stage where I live when It didn't rain for 7months straight. The way I dealed with this was to tell all my accounts that Iam packing up shop and moving further north. Thats what I did.
    I dought if you are in full blown drought?
    Just sit it out. The drought will break
     

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