Where dat dry season go ?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by zturncutter, May 3, 2014.

  1. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One of the wettest Springs I can remember. Haven't had to go through any of my maintenance customers irrigation systems. Grass and weeds are growing like crazy.
     
  2. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    We were pretty dry for the previous 2 weeks actually had to skip 60% of the lawns this week it was so dry and hardly any of our customers had the irrigation fired up despite my emails, but the last 3 days it's been pretty wet with more coming!
     
  3. This is the first spring since I've been in biz that it wasn't dry. Def a good thing. I remrmber 3 years ago it was hot and dry until june and the summer was very sparse regarding rainfall.
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  4. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes this coming week the St . Augustine will be growing crazy... rain everyday since wednesday.
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  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Rained out three afternoons last week, then Friday and Saturday completely. Some have not
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not complaining one bit mind you.
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  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I agree although Friday was a little rough trying to get the properties done. This week will return the dry spots in the lawn and all the calls of "what is wrong with my lawn"

    This is the time of year people see all the flaws in their irrigation system, and most will generally ignore them until they have chinch bug issues, then they will complain how come either we are not doing our job or the chemical guy just does not put down enough product. :D :walking:
     
  8. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sure enough back to dry as a bone this past week with no relief in sight. We only take irrigated properties but it doesn't matter if the systems never get turned on!! The ones I have the most trouble are those that have the clocks inside the residence, all the outdoor clocks I'll turn on and adjust accordingly.
     
  9. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Definitely back to closer to normal this week but even with irrigation systems off still plenty of residual moisture in my area for now. If we don't get rain next week it will be back to normal early May.
     
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I adjust the control panels as well if they are outside. Either way if I show up and the lawn is in drought stress we leave a premade notice explaining our preferred watering schedule and a hand written note explaining we did not "Mow" if it was too dry to avoid damage, a courtesy many companies do not offer or understand the importance of apparently.
    The end of this week some lawns were dry...next week in the incorrect companies hands there will be tire marks up and down the lawns.
     

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