is it finally here?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. today-wed is going to be high 80s and humid then Thursday onward low 80s....is winter finally coming? i have no issues with low 80s at least until mid Nov....then i want that COLD!!
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  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ya I hear you! I decided to take the week off. I got all my clients done last week and with the temps being in the high 80's to about 90 and no rain for 2 weeks now, and yesterday I had a heat index of 102, everything is not growing much. I'm sure there will be people out this week playing "chief scalp-em " to the lawns , but I'm leaving all mine alone to keep them green as long as possible. Even with the irrigated lawns, the growth is slow. I have a few shrub trimming to do but I'm waiting for the end of the week for the cooler weather, Its been brutal this year doing shrubs in the heat.
     
  3. yea things are def slowing down. A Seville lawn i did today had about half its normal growth as did 2 Floratam lawns i do on Wednesday. i skipped a palmetto lawn last week that gets too much foot traffic...i really want the plants to slow down...
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  4. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It was low 40s thismorning. Got up to 60
     
  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Will skip my non-irrigated clients (6) this week.
     
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    What part of Florida is Herndon, Virginia in? :D
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  7. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry I'm on my phone...guessing this is in the florida sectiom
     
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    No problem. I think you just like rubbing nice weather in our faces ;)
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  9. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Its not nice unless there is snow on the ground. Only time cold weather is nice
     
  10. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why is it that lco's cut grass shorter this time of year.I still cut 4 inch or above on st.Aug. I think they do it so it is not as long when they cut on bi-weekly schedule. I see a ton of guys cutting it so short.
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