Western PA Landscapers!

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by 93Chevy, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here comes the rain again.... which is good, some of my lawns are starting to brown out. Anyone else?
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well at least I won't have to water plants today.
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  3. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    :cool2::cool2::drinkup:
     
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This is the first year in... EVER that I haven't needed to water the garden on a regular basis.


    Today is my "project day" so I was hedge trimming and finished up with one cut I ddin't get to yesterday.
    I backed the trailer in, unloaded the mower, and it started to POUR.
    Didn't last long though. Seems most of the weather hit north of da Burgh.


    And yeah, we needed it. Seeing cracks in the ground believe it or not.
     
  5. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm looking to buy out a smaller landscape operation, preferably in the north hils so if anyone knows of any please let me know!
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  6. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh boy!
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  7. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    You out of beer my man! :drinkup:
     
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Kicked up some dust today!

    I think the grass just got so used to all the rain that after just a few days without it and it looks like crap.

    Was kinda nice to not have to bag every-freaking-lawn though.
     
  9. Pressedun

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    Grass growth dropped off sharply, we need rain but boy this easy cutting is amazing. Cut it high and let it fly, I plan on doing a lot less bagging now. Like maybe 5 percent of all cutting.
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  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    No question that growth rates have declined. Last week the pattern was showing, and this week, it is more obvious. Yes, dust was in the air.

    The Spring/Summer transition happened about three weeks late in 2014.

    Yes, the bagger has been at home for the past 10 days. And, only on Tuesday afternoon have I cut wet grass during this time. A heavy rainstorm came through our area about 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, dumped for about 30-45 minutes. Some drizzle and sprinkles followed, but I was not sure if the rest of the day was going to be wet. I worked through the wet, only to learn early evening that the skies cleared, humidity dropped, breeeze came up, and it was a great evening to have done the work. But, by that time, I already had done all the mowing for the day -- wet.

    Some will shift to EOW soon ... :mad::mad::mad:

    We need rain... golly-gee, did I just say that?
     

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