Its been dry

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by bradsmowing, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. bradsmowing

    bradsmowing LawnSite Member
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    Its been so dry yards aren't growing and are county went back to one day a week watering . The only upside to this is broke my foot 5 weeks ago and get out of my cast in 2 more weeks cant wait .
     
  2. bradsmowing

    bradsmowing LawnSite Member
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    Is anyone else running into this dry lawns
     
  3. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes it is extremely dry. Alot of the man made lakes are drying up. Yes I did skip some lawns last week do to the drought stress on the lawns that are not irrigated well. Most of the lawns are green and growing well. The bahia is still very slow. I know some areas can only water 1 day a week. Luckly I can water twice a week. I just hope the wells dont run dry because some areas are 5-7 feet below normal
     
  4. This isn't anything new. March/April are dry months. Once mid-May hits, it is rain, rain, rain.....
     
  5. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    That's about right. Every year people are amazed at this. Every year at this time I end up skipping some lawns because the homeowners forgot to turn their irrigation system back to two days a week from winter. I have a premade letter that I carry this time of year explaining why we did not cut the lawn and to follow up their irrigation schedule. It is in there ball park at that point, the health of their lawn is in their hands.

    This is my favorite time of years though because I get a chuckle out of the knuckle heads that I do see out there driving over a dry lawn knowing darn well that they just did more harm than good. :hammerhead:
     
  6. bradsmowing

    bradsmowing LawnSite Member
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    Ya i see guys out cutting lawns and there nothing to cut
    the only up side is im in a cast with a broken foot for two more weeks so at lest the lawns aren't going crazy yet
     
  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've been pretty much every other on most or every ten days. I have some that are weekly that are irrigated well. I cut a lot of dry lawns when I really shouldn't because they have weeds or they called and wanted it cut because they pay by the cut.
     
  8. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah most lawns i see would leave nothing but tire tracks in them, except over the spetics. good news 40% chance of rain on wed. and some later in the weekend.
     
  9. johnwright238

    johnwright238 LawnSite Member
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    Rain is headed your way my friend just give it a minute
     
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Gave it a minute....40% chance was given today....guess what ...NO rain.
     

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