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Rainy Season

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by billslawn89, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,074

    ok someone turn off the facet. in east ft myers we've gotten 21" of rain in the last two weeks as of yesterday. got a few more inches today...someone better be building the ark....todays rain was more of the normal pattern for us it rained at 5:30 instead of all day...
  2. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Worked till 7:00 pm last night and still have two commercial and one residential to do today to finish the week and the radar is full and I can hear thunder. Not a good sign. :cry:
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I am looking at the same Tampa Radar as you. AND I am hearing the same thunder and seeing the same lighting this morning. Talk about either TOO MUCH or NOT ENOUGH, man we have run the gauntlet this year.
  4. More last night and right now with more scheduled for today....I think we get a reprieve for Sunday and Monday and then it continues wednesday onward.
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  5. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    Has anybody ever suggested crosscutting the lawns durin rainy season?
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Buck Wheat - are your referring to changing direction of which you normally cut? If so I do that were applicable. Some lawns have areas which do not lend itself to changing directions.
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I believe Buck Wheat is referring to Diagonal cutting like you see real professional doing on Baseball Fields and Golf greens. Not up down one week and right to left the next like you do.
  8. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    Some lawns & sideyards just don' lend themselves to it; some do. But you are the first one to mention it so far.

    It's not as though we've been dry forever and it has suddenly started to rain... I cut rain or shine, lighning & downpours we sit out... sharp blades are a must. The Shindaiwa BR802's are big help also :drinkup:
  9. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Yes, that is what I was referencing ric, as some lawns do not allow you much variation in angles in which they are mowed. Many times cutting in cross patterns is the simple most time effecient way to change your pattern or cutting crossways is the only solution. I have one such property and will try to remember to snap a photo next week on my route. If I do not cut crosswise the turf will show the wear pattern of the tires.
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    I knew I was not the only one.....as there appears to be plenty of folks that do it when I look around.
    If I was to wait for a ideal conditions to mow...I would not mow most of the year...too dry, to wet, shouldn't mow in the morning when due is still on the ground. I have a old shindi 630 that helps during this phases

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