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To much rain! (vent)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lazerPA, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. lazerPA

    lazerPA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    I'm so behind it rains every day.

    I'm about to get some nice rain-gear and just mow away right through the soaking rains and downpours we seem to get here everyday in eastern PA.
     
  2. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    Yup...gotta bite the bullet and just do it! Sucks though...the thing that gets me is thet clogging of the ultra vac...what a wet green mess...:dizzy:
     
  3. johnslandscaping

    johnslandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Same here. We just have been cutting rain or shine also Had to break out the Aqua Boots. Some places are just swamps........
     
  4. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    We had a stretch like that not long ago, it really does suck. Just think in another month we will be begging for some rain because its to dry. Just never get enough rain when you need it.
     
  5. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 729

    Sucks here too, everyday more rain. Some properties I can't cut for a couple days because the rider or walkbehind sink into the ground because there so wet.
     
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    I've been able to stay one day behind on cutting, but my weed spray controls are way behind. Fungus problems big time, and even healthy truf has a boatload of all sorts of mushrooms coming up in it... cool weather, humidity and constant rain.

    The rainfall has to be some sort of record this spring here.... HAS to be.
     
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,427

    There's probably a drought on the way come July.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    All you do is boot up the laptop, hike yourself into any unsecured Wifi and keep
    the weather radar on, then with the GPS route yourself around any of that.

    Or you can do like I do, and always kind of keep an eye on the clouds.
    And keep watching them, because it takes time.

    After 7 years of it I rarely get dumped on, it rains here every day too.
    Now I don't guarantee success, but I do believe it really does help, over the years, to learn those clouds.

    For those who are already good at it, there's more...
    Weather works in patterns, every year is different but I can usually tell by the end of spring what the rest of the year is going to be like.
    Again it doesn't work 100% of the time, but it does help, I frequently arrange my schedule accordingly.

    Now, with daily thunderstorms?
    Only once you become familiar with the various patterns does this work, but going to another part of the county can work wonders.
    Dark thunderheads dumping cats and dogs on one end, sunny as can be on the other :p
    The trick is to learn which way they move, where they come from, where they go, how it varies with the patterns.
    Now it does take years, at least it did for me, just have to keep watching.

    Because if nothing else, you may not know squat about the weather...
    But look up because if you see a dark thunderhead moving your way from just over the next line of trees maybe it's time to re-arrange the work.
    Saves my tail.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  9. lazerPA

    lazerPA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    So what's the forecast???:confused:
     
  10. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    here its been raining at night and nice during the days. the rain has been good for the lawns
     

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