Business Picking Up Quickly

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CGros31, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here in the south we had a record winter. The southern turf was pretty much all dead. One week we went from brown grass to green in a matter of a few days. We are also having near record warm temps for this time of the year. I've suddenly become so busy I can barely keep up. Anyone else got really busy in the south?
     
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  2. Justin Rumbley

    Justin Rumbley LawnSite Member
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    I'm just north of you in Alabama and we went from doing odd jobs here and there to full days and more work than we can get done next week. It's amazing how fast everything turned around. I've been counting the days. Hate the cold.
     
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  3. Ready to Mow

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    It's been about 73 degrees the last 10 days or so. It did the same thing in my area. I was watching the grass like a hawk curious what it was going to do. I was expecting a slow start from cold but I'm welcoming am early start to makeup for that cold weather.
     
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you don’t mean “dead” turf, you mean dormant, right?
     
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  5. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some of it is dormant, some of it is completely dead. New grass is coming up along with weeds.
     
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why did it die?
    Was it record cold there?

    How much died?
    20 percent?

    Half?

    IS it in patches or spread throughout?
     
  7. Ready to Mow

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    We had a ton of brown patch and chinch bugs in the fall and now that the grass is green again the patches are still there.
     
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    O ok
    So killed from disease/insects
    Not cold/environment
    “Southern turf pretty much all dead”
    Doesn’t really describe insect and turf disease , it sounds more like “all warm season grass species are dead”
    That’s more of a “huh???”
    Do much for global warming if that happens, right?
     
  9. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Gold Member
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    Both. I guess all the rain we've had has brought back the brown patch again. The grass is finally green again for the first time since Christmas. We had like 3 cold blasts where it stayed at 19 degrees for like 5 days straight.
     
  10. TPendagast

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    Fungicide isn’t common down there?

    More cost effective to reseed/renovate I guess?
     

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