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I've had enough of this heat already

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Grounds, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :angry: we're dyin out there myself and my guys have had enough, its bad enough that we're skipping lawns but cant do much of anything else due to the extreme heat. is it october yrt?????
     
  2. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    You think it is bad up there, you need to come down to the South end and kick the dust. Even the irrigated lawns are brown. I have resorted to cutting pretend blades of grass because the clients refuse to believe there lawns are dust. We havent had a drought this bad since the 1950's!

    Im supposed to take the wife on a cruise but I need to call and ask if there is any water left in the ocean first. All the lakes are drying up down here.

    :( :confused: :blob2:
     
  3. kjfaulk

    kjfaulk LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 80

    I know what you mean about even the irragated yards drying up, I have never seen anything like this. My wife and I had to go to New Jersey this past weekend and it was rather funny how the LCO up there are still striping brown grass. The whole state looks like someone has sprayed it with roundup. Some body please let it rain.......:confused:
     
  4. wattsup

    wattsup LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I feel your pain. The grass here is not growing, but I still have to run over it. The heat has calmed some, but still no rain. I hate mowing in dust with doubles, I am miserable by noon.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    wattsup wrote:

    I hate mowing in dust with doubles

    Then take the doubles off and put low lift singles on it. Why do you have doubles on it if there is nothing to cut?
     
  6. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    yeah no kidding... you may want to check your air cleaner too..
     
  7. MPhillips

    MPhillips LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
    Posts: 94

    all my irrigated stuff is dusty as heck...I swear, I'm scratching my corneas, already been to the doc once, ...I'm seriously having problems protecting my eyes...the dust comes through the sides and fricken blinds me...haha
     
  8. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    General Gounds, come to the south where we have heat 9 months out the year. We are not having the drouht that other parts are having but we got the heat that is for sure..:blob2:
     
  9. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    I think lots of us are mowing in the dust bowl these days. The only account I have that hasnt browned out is irrigated, plus (and this is why) she has lots of trees. The sun cant bake her's like it has everybody else's, even the irrigated ones. Supposed to get rain today, tonight or tomorrow. Maybe we wont have to shoot the weather man after all!
     
  10. dr grass

    dr grass Banned
    Posts: 242

    dry here to. oh well, just finding some other stuff to do. trim some hedges, cut a tree, do some landscaping. i stay busy ... its all only a phone call away.....



    shep
     

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