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Drought

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Grass Busters Inc., Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Grass Busters Inc.

    Grass Busters Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Howdy,

    Any one ells in Sever need of rain :cry: It is hot, might get to 100 on Friday (Hot for Chicago) And there is no sign of rain. I will be shouting down the Lawn Maintenance team by over 50%, sure hope there is a lot of brick work coming in to keep us going :p I not worried :nono:

    Good luck,
    - Eric

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  2. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    man, i tell you, we need some rain!
    my lawns still stripe ok, but they are BROWN STRIPES!!!

    I've been doing a rain dance for over a week now. I'll have to try something else.
     
  3. Grass Busters Inc.

    Grass Busters Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Spelling corrections; :p

    Sever = Severe

    Shouting = shutting
     
  4. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Yep same thing here. Here is a thread which I started but after taking another look today I might just not mow anything this week and go straight to every two weeks.Other than the ones that get water they will stay at once a week.
    http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=110929
     
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    Just west of here about 100 miles, they are calling for 1-2" of rain tonight. But here its only 20% chance of less than a .10 of a inch. They are comparing this summer to the summer of '88. I sure hope not cause that was the driest summer I have ever seen.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Worse summer I can remember was '99...some lawns went for a month or more withour mowing. That sucked!
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385


    Seems this dry spell is pretty wide spread. :angry:
     
  8. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I work the southern Will/Kankakee counties and its getting brutal here... Skipped my first residential yards last week, see how this week go...
     
  9. ITRY

    ITRY LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 42

    We are hurting for rain here also.
     
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,621

    Kind of strange. When we are in a drought, you midwesterners are getting flooded. Now you in a drought and we are getting flooded. Kinda evens out in the long run.
    Couple of weeks ago we have 7 inches of rain in 2 days. Yesterday we had around 3 inches or more. We are getting big ol thunderboomers with high winds and cloud to ground lightening.
    Been perfect so far for grass cutting--knock on wood! But I am sure things will swing back your way soon. They always do.
     

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