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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Richard Martin, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I swear. This year has been a year of extremes. We had a nasty cold winter for this area. Then a wet spring. Then a drought with many days over 100°. Then a decent period with some rain. Then 6 weeks of drought and now we've gotten almost 7 inches of rain in 3 days and they're forecasting up to 10 inches over the next 36 hours. I can't catch a break.

    It's totally screwing up my schedule too. I run a tight schedule and my customers know that I'll be at their house at about the same time, week after week. I have a couple of customers with kids and the customers know to clean up their yards before I get there. Now it's getting all messed up. Hopefully I'll be able to get it straightened out next week for the run into fall.
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    my schedule is way off too. Its been raining here the last 3 days. Much needed rain though.
  3. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    tell me about it..
    i'm here in charlotte. i have been pushing aerations back since late august. it has been 90+ degrees here forever. then all of a sudden, boom, 80 degrees a couple days ago. phone rang off the hook with aeration calls. now it's been raining the last 3 days and i am back to pushing aerations back!!

    yea, its much needed rain. problem is...all the lawns around here are DEAD! so the rain won't help much now. however, hopefully more people will be investing in repairing their lawn
  4. Really

    We have had a very dry summer here as we had little rain from May-August. We had rain yest/today from the storm, but overall a dry summer.

    I usually don't mind getting rained out 1 day as I only have 25 accounts, but I have extras that need to get done that have to get pushed back now.....

    Realistically though, October is usually dry and the winter is the same way. This should be the last of the rains for us, but you never know.
  5. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Richard, you are describing my area to a t! First one of the coldest winters on record, then spring it was weeks of no rain, then months of non stop rain during th summer along with record breaking miserable over 100 every day, and up till yesterday not a drop of rain in over a month, had 3 cancellations last week due to dead brown grass, now two straight days of non stop rain and I'm behind again. Why can't mother nature balance the weather out dam it!
  6. Look's Great

    Look's Great LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    We have had only about 1" of rain total in the last 12 weeks with temp's in the upper 90's most of the time. doing very very little mowing. trimming hedges, Trees, and odd jobs just to make a living.
  7. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 485

    I'm loving the rain but it one extreme to the other. I have put a hold on everything this week. But it doing us good. And from what I hear it suppost to be a nasty winter again around here. Maybe we will get some storm clean up if this tropical storm comes through here like they say.
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  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,822

    I was out there cutting in pouring down rain today. I haven't had to do that in a long time. Most lawns just barely have enough to cut after 3 weeks
  9. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,794

    Same here Quality. Lawns were getting dry though, maybe this rain will extend the season some now.
  10. Casey'sLM

    Casey'sLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    I know what you mean man. I was planning on cutting today but it rained. Don't get me wrong we need it down here bad, but it stinks to get behind.

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