The one thing I hate about this business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TennisBum, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. TennisBum

    TennisBum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    It's only June and already dry as a desert. Found 2 yards to cut Today. It's 99 degrees. No significant rainfall in over a month. None in the forecast. Very depressing. Thank God for the weedy lawns. Time to push other services.
     
  2. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    hell it rains here everyday it seems like. it did for a while anyway.
     
  3. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    Hot & dry here too. The only good thing about a dry spell...it may reduce the competition for next year. Although with 10% + unemployment we may not notice.
     
  4. tmetz

    tmetz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    I'll send some of our rain up your way, at least we can plan around our rain. Everyday the rains come off the everglades between 3 - 4 PM and usually last till 5 or 6 PM.

    I just try and get the lawns done early and be done by 2 or 3 :)
     
  5. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 324

    I had my first customer of the year ask to switch to Bi weekly cutting. I said no problem but the cost will go from $40 to $60. The lawn will take me twice as long every other week so we'll see how long she lasts on bi weekly.
     
  6. meicher806

    meicher806 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    No crap, sounds like we have today and tomorrow with out rain. then 2 more days of rain again... I hope this pulls into winter so we can get some good plowing in...
     
  7. YardFarmersLLC

    YardFarmersLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    It is hot and dry in Kentucky too! We did get a thunder storm today, but it dries up in no time.
     
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,849

    2 weeks of 95+ degree dry weather can make warm season grasses go dormant and kill fescue. Really frustrating that good rains can be negated by a heat wave. Happens every year in SC. We have had mid 90s + since early May. 93 right now.
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Tell me about it. 550 pounds of Lesco TriGold tall fescue burned up. I also think this has a lot to do with my difficulty in obtaining new customers. I only got 2 calls from 800 flyers. Why pay someone to cut the grass if it's not going to grow?
     
  10. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 513

    Plenty of rain here last week -- Northern Kentucky -- Had to double cut all my yards this week.
     

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