Its official, wettest summer in GA history

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by alexschultz1, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,588

    I feel like its rained almost every.... single... day... Then the days where it doesnt rain, its either cloudy and humid with completely saturated ground. The grass grows so fast that i end up spending half of the time cleaning up clippings. My construction side of the business has been nothing but a nightmare. As an example, for a small sod job and clean-up i have to plan two weeks ahead, schedule the tool rentals, sod delivery, and dirt. when the job comes around I am either running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to finish other jobs that have been held back from rain, or its raining and i have to postpone. EVERY JOB has been screwed up in one way or another by rain. I am very O.C.D. when it comes to landscaping, and when i cant grade properly because of soggy conditions my stress level goes through the roof.

    check out what I have to do for every mason job. This was taken 3 hours ago

  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    We're in the same boat up here Alex, and I'm in the exact same position as you, I'm about to lose my freakin mind, we can't get one solid day of cutting OR construction in. All my jobs are getting done but with problems throughout.
  3. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    We can't get anything done. Everything is soaking wet and right when it's about dry it rains again. I don't know what to do other than just get up everyday and try to work until I can't anymore. I have been working Saturdays and Sundays to get everything cut each week. I'm so burned out I can't even think straight.
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,247

    I agree about the rain, weekly rain outs on my busy mowing days. I do have a question about the pic above, why is there an aerator, grass catcher, truck tool box, lawn roller, transmission funnel, and random bag of mulch on a masonry install?
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,930

    I don't think my old mower will live through this season:cry: You just can't keep up with the growth in some yards. High, thick, soggy mess. Huge difference in the ease of cutting a dry yard vs a soggy yard. I need more HP!:drinkup:
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  6. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Been a wet year here also but the water table is still very low. As much as I hate being rained out, I love seeing it rain.
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I've just resigned to go out everyday and get as much done as possible, until the monsoons start at whatever point that day and just wrap it up for the day, most of the customers have been understanding but a few others have been real A- holes about it, we've lost more this year than ever before.
  8. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    What Knoxgsl said...
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,624

    Im just now starting to get a few complaints because of weeds. Its pointless to spray them in the rain.

    I may loose a couple, but Im realy overbooked anyway.
  10. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,624

    I need some geritol or something,Im on my way do a huge yard and I cant seem to move this morning.

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