Tough times ahead

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Father&Daughter Lawn care, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Father&Daughter Lawn care

    Father&Daughter Lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have told my customers to call when they are ready to have the weeds knocked down. Most of my yards are still somewhat green. i saw the long range forecast and had already begun cutting at a half inch higher.
  2. Father&Daughter Lawn care

    Father&Daughter Lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 419

    Only doing two or three yards a week. Tree work is paying the bills right now. Temps are to be 90= for 10 straight days. Total rainfall for the month of June .005 or 5/100th of an inch. Driest June on record. Bad part is June is the wettest month in Indiana.
  3. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    It's not just you, it's everywhere. Some places in the world have NO water at all. It's getting dry here but the lawns are holding out so far. I've cut most 1in higher then normal just to keep some moisture there. If a lawn looks kind of shaggy but only has a inch of growth I'll let it go. The part I hate is when the lawn DOES need cut but as you're walking around trimming (if you do that first) and it's half crunchy as you're walking on it even though it needs cut and it's still green on 90% of the cutting area.
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    It is a far worse problem than just grass cutting, it is soon going to affect fresh water supplies that we need for living.
    Our reservoir is two feet below normal, and it's like that almost everywhere.

    Yeah, sux.
  5. Busybee Lawns

    Busybee Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    It's been a dry june when walking on the grass it sounds like walking on leaves !!I be praying for all o us to get much needed rain! and ask you all do the same!
    because we are all in the same line of work and I Feel your pain!
  6. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    The current 2012 global drought situation:

  7. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    Irrigation installers are probably making a killing though
  8. rocksnlawns

    rocksnlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Alot of communities are setting watering bans so irrigation does no good. Time to vote the idiots in congress out who don't believe in global warming. It's going to be too late in two or three more years to do anything about it.
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,207

    Kinda funny in that drought map Texas looks fine:dizzy: If we are pictured white for fine then you guys must be burnt up.Thanks for keeping that big High Pressure ridge up north it usually sits over our state. We are hot but we got a fair sea breaze off the coast that makes it quite nice at 100.
  10. Busybee Lawns

    Busybee Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    There no such proof of global warming! But there is proof of the Sun getting Hotter!!! new sun spots have been spotted back in oct of last year!

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