Anyone else lawns burning up?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnsaspire, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    Lawns are toast here @ PSU. This is the 1st week we have skipped any yards, but it's been dry for a month. Our saving grace is lack of heat, as we have only had a few days above 90 this year. We are on the brink of serious turf damage, hopefully the rain will come. Been down this road before, as one very good thing comes usually happens; It thins the heard.....
  2. Razorblades

    Razorblades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    It's just the opposite here, we had to put sevin dust on our cafish to keep the fleas off of them:)
  3. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    They are burned up here too!
    I can only mow the customers that water EVERY DAY! If anyone does not water for a day it goes dry! It's crazy! It is raining outside as I type this... We just got our first rainstorm 2 days ago in a few weeks.
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,267

    Agree. This ring of fire weather trend will force most non irrigated lawns into dormancy here. That will wreck fall mowing....again. I am tempering my sales goals as I speak.
  5. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,380

    Here in N AL it's just the opposite. I saw a catfish today that had 3 ticks on it!
  6. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 384

    I am between Peoria and Lincoln and have the same problems. With the high temps this week I likely will not mow again until we get rain. I talked to a man that lives only 20 miles SE of me -- said he hasn't missed a week of mowing all summer.
  7. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,380

    I posted my reply before reading all of the former posts. I almost stole your joke! :)
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Complete opposite over here in Picksburgh. Regular rain and fast growing lawns. I want to beat the people who fertilize! I can't keep up with this stuff.

    I want to complain, but I think back to last year when the lawns were crispy brown at the beginning of July, and I thank heaven that I have work this season.
    This week was truly the FIRST I've noted any slowing in growth since the beginning of spring. It's been nuts.

    Hoping for rain for those who need it.
  9. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    here in Kansas city we had a late start and cool start to the summer could hardly keep up with the lawns, dried up and got hot for a couple weeks in july. end of july, beginning of august we had rain about twice a week for a few weeks and the grass came back really quick and almost grew faster than it did in spring. past 2 weeks have been very hot and dry again and have skipped most of them this week to try and keep them green at least one more week. it doesn't matter how tall you cut it, everything cool-season will slow down and turn brown with full sun, zero rain, and 90 + temps. I just try not to cut it till it absolutely needs it when it's like this, if grass crunches under my feet walking on it the mower isn't going to do it any favors
  10. Caddyshack Lawn Care

    Caddyshack Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 746

    :drinkup: What this man said. Someone above talked about all the rain we had a few weeks ago. That was true, but it's amazing how thirsty the lawns get with 100 degree temps and no clouds after a couple of weeks.

    When we have moderate weather I hate nutgrass, crabgrass and bermuda grass. With weather like this those are my saving graces - they thrive on the dry heat.

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