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Well boys, we need some rain.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JLC, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    Earlier this year I posted a thread about mowing in the rain. Now I can't water the lawn enough. I've got lawns that haven't been cut in two weeks that haven't grown period in that amount of time. I've basically shut down until it rains. At this point it would do more damage to drive across the lawn on a heavy mower than the good of knocking down a few straglers. I can't even get down my summer fert it is so dry. Lawns are downright crispy underfoot. Feast or famine I guess. This sucks.

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I just take this time of dryness and get all my bushes
    trim up at this time of driness, trim bushess is easy
    and keeps the money comein in. but if it stays dry any
    longer just rent a watering truck and start watering
    all your lawns. Just kidding about the watering truck.:rolleyes:
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    We need rain real bad here in the Chicago area. It is getting very dry. We will be skipping all our Friday lawns tomorrow. :(
  4. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    Need rain? WOW have we had it here in Nashville TN. Too much as a matter of fact. Summer pattern for sure. Those storms that just blow up, wash everyting away in a torrent then mr. sun comes back out. We had tornadoes today then it was just beautiful. Wish I could spread it out for us and you guys. Even things out. But just remember, it can always be worse!
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    We are finally getting our share here. Had 2 record months in a row $$$ wise.
  6. Chuck Sinclair

    Chuck Sinclair LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    :) Sure glad we irrigate here plenty to mow all the time.
  7. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    Well, if you say my thread titled "fire" then you would see how dry it is here also. I think we have had about two tenths of an inch of rain in the last 3 weeks or so. I had a nice easy week this week (which is ok) most lawns are slow (not all are as bad as the one I posted a pic of) I do not have to work on Fri. Seems wierd EVERYTHING is caught up. Oh well I can use a long weekend.
  8. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    I hear ya, crazygator! What a day to try to get caught up from yesterdays big festivities. :D

    Looking back over my schedule sheet it appears that we've had some sort of rain towards the end of the week for over a month now....

    ..cause I've had to play "catch-up" the last 5 saturdays in a row.

    Evening showers...please keep coming....yeah!

    At this time last year I was not mowing AT ALL because it was too dry....stopped on the last week of June and started again the 2nd week of August (6 week dry spell) YUCK! And then there was November...:rolleyes:

    For some reason I'm REALLY dreading August this year. (praying).

  9. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    I can relate, it rained so much here in the gopher state I had yards with standing water until two weeks ago. I passed on ten of 16 yards thursday, even irrigated yards are dry. I needed the help to catch up for the holiday. Hope for some rain soon.

    Freaky weather year...

    Good luck everyone
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    We've had 8.7" of rain since Friday. It's just been one T-storm after the other.

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