We need rain !!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mike Blevins, May 24, 2007.

  1. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    Another rainless week! If it don`t rain soon there will be alot of mowers for sale in my area. Just looked at the 7 day forcast and its:dizzy: high 80s everyday and not any rain in sight. I know alot of mowing companies and there is some people starting to panick.
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Same here in the Chattanooga area. In about a week i will be forced to lay some workers off.
  3. mike r

    mike r LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    samething in state college pa TOO dry and patience wearing thin overseeded a customer in april and nothing! lost everything.
  4. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    Here in Atlanta, we just got hit with a serious water ban. Weekends only, even/odd Saturday/Sunday.....I have been cheating with some of my accounts, setting their systems to start at 4 am and I am only running about 10 to 15 mins, oppose to 25 to 30. I think we have a chance next weekend, but that too far away to really forecast. I refuse to stop the maintenance, but might have to hold back on weekly cuts, and just do bi-weekly until we start getting some rain. I can afford to miss maybe 2 weeks of weekly visits with all the mulch/rock installs we have been doing, but if I miss any more then that, then I think I might have to cut hours. I wont panic, just hope to keep it moving, and hopefully gain from all those that can't handle the downtime and have to close up shop when it does pick back up.
  5. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    Starting to get cripy criiters here. We are on the cusp of drought.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Tell me about,skip two cuts this season might have to get into something else i power wash houses year round i have 8 houses scheduled in the next 5 days to clean.
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Still no measurable rain here since April 15th.
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    We have the same problem in the panhandle too. Thank god for the landscape and clean-up jobs that we have been blessed to get.
  9. brotherslc1

    brotherslc1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Same here, weve been without rain for about 21/2 weeks in northern illinois. Hoping for some tonight to get it a little greener.
  10. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Posts: 317

    have you tried going to the local reservation and buying quilts and flint and ask them to do the rain dance? We are getting ready to get hammered with rain all weekend and Monday in Southern Indiana

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