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Its official, wettest summer in GA history

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

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I got 5 scheduled for tomorrow after church
  2. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

    2011 was like that for me.. It was the wettest in our city's recorded history, followed in 2012 with one of our hottest & worst droughts ever... This season we're getting decent rain, not washouts like you guys but the temps have been so low & cloudy it seems like everyday.. Lawns look really awesome here this season..
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Our fescue lawns are looking awesome, no brown patch like is usual by this time in the season. I guess we can expect a drought next year?
  4. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    Yes it has rained darn near every day here. Very frustrating for sure. We mostly do large communities, and it's very tough when you get half way through and the bottom falls out. We just have been doing the best we can. Most of our clients have been very understanding. Man I can't wait until fall, which appears to me is going to come early this year.
  5. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,580

    The grass the past 4-5 days has been growing like CRAZY! how is it in newnan? i bumped up my mowers to 2.5" today and i was still double cutting and raking half of the lawns. Raking the clippings off lawns in august... :dizzy:
  6. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    Alex, yes our grass exploded over the weekend here, but it's been growing very fast all summer. The real challenge has been the shrubs though. I swear I can stand in the street and watch the lora petalums grow...
  7. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    I feel your pain. I've got 1 one-time cut to do this evening for a guy that flagged me down yesterday (supposed to have a night off), 5 tomorrow, 6 thursday, and 2 friday morning before I leave for Hilton Head for my bachelor party weekend. I got 7 done yesterday between storms. It was wet, clumpy, and messy but they got done. I do this part time on top of my day job so I hope and pray to get them done on time.

    I've had a few customers ask why I was mowing in the rain or after rain, I basically said, if I waited til the weather was perfect, I would never get to mow and the lawns would be 2' tall. Most have the light bulb moment and say... Yeah good point and haven't made any other comments.

    Last week, the etowah river near my house crested its banks, I haven't seen that since the floods back in sept '09.
  8. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 182

    Non stop raining in Morristown, Tn
  9. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    Rains everyday day here in cobb vounty
  10. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,580

    Good news everyone! The meteorologist just announced that a northwestern flow of air will cause the rain to INCREASE for the next 10 days! Screw you Mother Nature! :cry:

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