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Burnt Out Lawns

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by freshprince94, May 7, 2011.

  1. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    Any of you guys lawns getting brown and burnt? We have had one good rain in the past 4 weeks and it has been hot as hell. I skipped two lawns today that were both burnt and hadn't grown since last week...neither irrigate much but most of my lawns have looked a little heat stressed.
  2. abrightday

    abrightday LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Yup, getting toasty out there,,drought stress in any area of lawn not properly watered,, good time to see wether your sprinkler systems are working well or not.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,356

    May 20th. Average start of the rainy season. July usually being the wettest month. The Farmers Almanac is still a useful resource.
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  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    A few years back (2005 maybe) was one of the worst dry seasons I experienced here. I remember driving through the Orlando area and there were these burnt spots all along the freeway where fires started in the grass, it was like every couple of miles there had been fires.

    What year was it that we had those fires on I4 right before you get to Disney? I remember driving through the area weeks after they got the road open and there was thick smoke/fog at night and they were still putting out hot spots. Its was neat driving through.
  5. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    May have been 1999. I remember that as well.
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    1998 was the bad year for the fires. Lots of rain in the winter that started in Nov 97. Heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes for a couple of months, then it completely shut off.

    Everything is dry up here. A lot of those without wells or pumping off lakes are just letting them go. Seems that a hot, dry spring is the new normal.
    Last edited: May 8, 2011
  7. Rainy season in Florida is usually end of may-September. March and April are typically dry, no surprise there. I have a few lawns that have some rotor zones which were poorly designed that are struggling, but we did have some good rain the last 2 days which will help.
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  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,356

    Yeah it was weird last week. Lines of rain forming over central and moving quickly to the east coast. We had a brief downpour in Tampa Friday.
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  9. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

    moisture manager/hydretain does work but you can't be lighty with the app

    this is a customer of mine and he uses it

  10. bugsNbows

    bugsNbows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Drier than a popcorn fart here. We've had no rain for about two months. Now it's mid-90's and windy. The grass is crying loudly.

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