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Who has unbelievable growth? I do.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    For the last 3 weeks we have had conditions that are perfect for growing our cool season lawns. I also helped a few out with ap 4 which really has seemed to taken to the crowns. (18-8-18)

    I really can show up every 5 days as I am on a 7 day and I have been double and triple cutting some accounts. The trees are still 95% green and only a few of the early droppers have shed any leaves. Its sort of nice that I am still cutting but I know that the bottom has to fall out sometime in the next few weeks.

    Anyone else having big growth spurts now? I remember last year sort of just stopped and we had a short break before the trees started to drop.

    It has been the best year of mowing for me in the 7 I've been in biz. Summertime wasn't too bad and overall I only missed about 1 week of cutting spread out over the summer. Wow.
     
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Same here...best season yet and have yet to make the 1/3 rule. Only skipped three cuts the entire season, and two came back to haunt me.

    My usual slow week between growth and leaves is October 3-10, but this year who knows. Leaves here are turning light green with a patch or two of yellow. But... the green leaves are falling? Mulch kit "on" next week.

    Good luck
     
  3. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    Our cool season grasses are taking off. Put my fall apps down 2 weeks ago and then had plenty of rain. Suppose to rain through Friday (Damm Hurricane Izzy) and then I´m going out of town Sat till Tues. Weekly accounts will be arse high if I don´t get to them before I split town!!!!

    LAWNS AND MOWER
     
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I only skipped one and it came back to haunt me bad... :( it was my neighbor, I do it every week same day same time, well a couple weeks back it didnt' look at all like it needed it. Guess what, I skipped it and then the next week (last week) they already had a few leaf sprinkles down so I put on the mulch plug and dam was it high! I had to go slower and mow 1/2" higher and still had to double cut some of that!!! I have my new catcher on now. It is a 30 cu. ft. tow behind trailer. Will be sweet for leaves. Much better than last years setup which was a small 8 cu. ft. catcher mounted on the mower. Constant back and forth emptying! :dizzy:
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    boys ,glad yaw had a good season . its been good for me ,in that ,ive had to develope other ways to make a buck.
    if i keep going ill be selling used equipment as a sideline. among other things
    we are now getting the rain and the fall work situation looks pretty good.
     
  6. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    BushHogboy,

    That is a familiar scenario, ya gotta laugh.

    LAWNS AND MOWER and awm,

    Tropical Storm Izzy should get things green and growing, the rain bands look incredible...hope it helps. The lean years are a good lesson in ingenuity.
     
  7. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    We have no growth here. About three inches of rain since June first. Everything is brown.
     
  8. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    haven't had much rain here either. i rely heavily on my accounts with inground sprinklers. the others are already calling saying "how about every other week from here on out" or "cut as needed, not every week though" i mean, what can ya do? can't control mother nature.

    very little rain make me a dull boy :mad:
     
  9. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Not me. I sprayed my lawns with Primo Maxx one week prior to seeding and have not mowed in 2 weeks. :D
     
  10. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    All i can say is thank God we are back to weekly cutting now except some trees have lost at least half their lives. This is not normal so it looks to be a short season this year. Aerations beginning now with the promised rain in the forecast.
     

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