Rain!

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by jvanvliet, May 24, 2012.

  1. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Back in the 60's as a child in florida they said there would be an ice age and Florida would be under water.
     
  2. It was like a south American monsoon today at palm beach. Lots of lightning too.
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  3. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Enough already, radar looks like it could rain all night. :mad:
     
  4. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wish we could get some of what you've got!! Hasn't rained 1/4 inch here in my locale in the past 2 months. Started 3-4 weeks early and now have just about completely stopped mowing. Burn bans have been in place for our county for about a month now. Mow most places every 3-4 weeks 'cause there just isn't any growth. When we do get rain, it will be at least 2 weeks before we get enough growth to mow again. Just doing some small jobs to fill in where possible.

    If I had my choice, I think more rain than less is better!! Three years ago we had one of the wettest seasons on record, but the past 2 have been dryer than normal and this one may be the worst one yet. Seems like it's just feast or famine anymore!
     
  5. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    lawns are turning chloric with all the N washed out of them; new hedge plantings we installed are close to drowning. The caladium and Ficus are thriving.

    Got attacked by a swarm of bees nesting in a water meter box, I mean WT... in a water meter box? Suckers should have drowned! Had another customer mad; we didn't weed whack around the base of his ficus because of the nest with 1,000's of bees that took up residence there. When I asked him to join me and I would show him the nest... he grumbled and said to get it the next time. We sent him a written notice; the bees must be removed.

    I'm seeing more honey bees and hostile hermit crabs (as big as coconut crabs burrowing 3-4" diameter tunnels) than ever before.

    Good news is the weatherman is forecasting late morning and afternoon thunderstorms :wall
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    WOW,

    too much rain is hard on business. While I sympathize with those without rain, there is always irrigation or should be. There is nothing that can be done about too much rain.

    Maybe you should start harvesting the hermet crabs and marketing them on the internet to pet stores.

    I know bees are a pain but they are vital to AG and they are on the decline elsewhere.
     
  7. Get your butt out now it's bright, sunny, and HUMID
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  8. joel29m

    joel29m LawnSite Senior Member
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    im in yall neck of the woods on a 4 day vacation to destin, florida for my daughter's b day. it didnt rain at all at the beach yesterday but messed us up today.
     
  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did go out :) caught up on pretty much all my weed control; rain in the late afternoon.

    Last year and the year before we were complaining about drought, go figure. My mentor told me you'll know the rapture is close when Lawn Turds' and farmers stop complaining about the weather.

    Let's see, maintenance and repair the last four weeks:

    Weed eater; replaced.
    Weed eater; repaired
    Edger; repaired
    Edger; salvaged
    Edger; replaced
    4 Ignition coils
    1 Rectifier regulator
    1 PTO switch
    1 Spindle
    2 Trailer tires (225-75 R15)
    Truck Hitch (don't ask)
    Trailer Jack (don't ask)
    F350; glow plug ignition harness
    F350; brakes and rear drums
    Ram 3500; AC

    Got the best roadside diesel mechanic in the world, he'll travel out to your truck if you are within 35 or 40 miles of Lion Country Safari, bless his heart.

    When it rains it pours.
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is swamp humid out there. We gave up changing shirts and just slogged through drenched.
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