drought in midwest

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jakes mowing, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. jakes mowing

    jakes mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    anybody on here from southern illinois? how has the drought been affecting your buisness? i know i havent mowed in about 4 weeks. its getting ridiculous, no rain since the middle of may and 100+ temps almost everyday
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Sure are alot of threads already asking the same thing. My only answer is, diversify!
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,266

    Poor conditions for sure for many. Same here but we got 1.75" of rain last night so that helps. Probably follow that up with 4 weeks of no rain again.
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    We haven't had a good rain in about 6 weeks. Coupled with 100+ degrees temps nearly every day, we're in bad shape. Luckily 2/3rds of my lawns are irrigated, though I skipped an irrigated lawn today, as well as large areas of others. Also have customers with water wells going dry, so they're not watering any more. There's a slim chance of rain over the next couple days, if we miss out on that, we will be in BAD shape.

    I farm part time too, and to sum it up simply, if we miss this next rain, there WILL NOT be non-irrigated fall crops this year. A lot of people that grew corn have already had it chopped for silage to feed to cows.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,266

    You are right on with the farm crop situation KS.
    City dwellers, prepare to pay up for your food.

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