Everything's DEAD!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnSharks, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    Man, what a difference a week makes! We had scheduled a trip to Orlando over the Easter break and really had to bust our a@$# to get everyone's lawn looking great for Easter. Let me remind the non-southerners here that we have been mowing for 6 weeks, temps in the 80's on many days, trees and flowers in full bloom. We heard from family and friends that it got cold a few nights (in the 20's) but never dreamed it would do the damage that it did. Well we got home last night and everything is DEAD. All flowers, plants, hostas, azaleas, dogwoods, flowering trees are toast. I've even got maple trees that are ruined. I read in the paper this morning that over 90% of the peach and apple crops are ruined. I've never seen cold kill like this did. Anyone else experience this bad a hit?
    Man, what a difference a week makes!!
  2. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    nope, still snowing here.
  3. mverick

    mverick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    St. Louis area got hit. Lot of apple orchards are hurt.
  4. scagtiger

    scagtiger LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 173

    It gold really cold in east TN. The bradford pear trees are looking rough. Grass Has hardly grow in the last week. Alot of flowers are dead now. Put me behind on alot of landscaping jobs.
  5. DAV Mowers

    DAV Mowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Kentucky really got hit. Ever the tree leaves are dead and I'm worried that another stress like a hot summer will kill them.
  6. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Sounds like it's time to add tree removal.
  7. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    No kidding. Our trees are really looking rough. I'm 47 yrs. old and have never seen anything like this. Just kinda weird.....
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Expect peaches to cost quite a bit this year.:confused:

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    the local news in st. louis said all the trees would be fine. the only thing that will be lost is the flowers including the fruits.
  10. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Down here in Atlanta the azalea blooms are mostly gone and a lot the buds as well. I had some bermuda green up early because of the high temps but is now yellow from getting hit from the cold front.Spring is a bust ! Gotta Love it !

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