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Anybody planting in this heat?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by General Grounds, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: hey just curiuos i have a few customers a little miffed that we will not do any planting until labor day until the heat and dryness subsides. i tell them if they want me to do it than there will be no warranty, then they seem to back off a bit, i dont know some people just dont get it. Tony
  2. Harry0

    Harry0 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 220

    I would rather not but sometimes you have to. As long as there is irrigation you should be fine.-I just did 3 jobs, new homes. Haven't lost any plants or sod..YET. We guarantee plants and sod with sprinklers installation. It has been a hot one here in Jersey!!
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Same here Tony. Even afraid to do any pruning right about now as well.
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: Hey RF, yeah i was thinkin the same thing, the pompoms and spirals turn a little brown, esp, when a customer says "cut it back as far as you can" and you try to explain the consequences but they dont get it. tony
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Without any major rain real soon tony I am gonna tell them I am gonna wait and do next April...period
  6. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Hi guys, thats the way I try to do things?......I guess thats why our customers pay us so well :cool2: payup payup payup :angel:
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    The planting window for me closed in July,I went against my better judgement and planted a front area just off an asphault street and the house is white.Heat absorption form the asphault,reflection off the house and 103 temps were frying the plants I had to put a canopy over them to save them.
    They recovered ..but I gave the client an "I told you so!"anyway and I won't continue the rest of the planting or any planting unless it's in 1/2 shade or full shade tell end of Sept as per usual.Heck if I am gonna eat it because they won't listen to me.
    But most understand and agree and I can do other work on the jobs untell planting window opens again.I know I probably spelled asphault wrong probably by my spell check wont work on here anymore.
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I guess now would be bad time to gloat about Western washington and its one year long seasion.
  9. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    We just installed 65 perennials at a client's home today. Very well irrigated irrigated property, big $ residential. Other than that, I will not be doing any planting, seeding or sodding til after Labor Day.
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    we plant 12 months per year here.

    although we will not do a job without irrigation.

    if they do not have irrigation, we either install with the job or we pass on the job.

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