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spring rain is killing us

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nashlawn01, May 5, 2013.

  1. kinneberg lawn service

    kinneberg lawn service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I like how you said no snow... Last week we got over 8 inches of it record since the 40's
    now being 70 degrees snow is gone, grass is growing extremely fast-- all nitrogen from snow.
    May be I will actually be ablely to start mowing finally
     
  2. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    Double and triple cutting lawns is getting kind of old. Stupid rain.
     
  3. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 314

    You got that right. Even in a 4 day span its hard to keep up with due to this amount of rain fall. The accounts that I have that are flat I cut. Most of mine have a slight hill in them and all the ZT wants to do is spin because its so slick.
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  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,511

    Im debating weather I should go out today, I thing it rained som more last night.
     
  5. Caddyshack Lawn Care

    Caddyshack Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    I'm with you. I was running behind yesterday and didn't have time to double cut the last couple of lawns. The're not pretty but I hope folks understand.
     
  6. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 314

    Yes sir I think it did. I'm considering going out and cutting a few flat properties I have. All my accounts are in Odenville but I have the flu so that has been slowed down and thinking is it worth chancing being sick longer. I see they extended the flood warning for the river. My camper stays at lake side landing I think it will be alright but if the water keeps rising il have to go and move it.
     
  7. 04cubcadet3235

    04cubcadet3235 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I wish i could have rain here, it hasn't rained in 3 weeks. It's been about 85-90 every day, ive already mowed many times this year starting in march, but now its just getting too hot and dry.
     
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,511

    I went out I have 4 houses near the dam, Id say the water level is atleast 5' above everyones seawall, all the docks are under water. I was able to do 3 houses, one was completely under water and couldnt be done, and I have one that isnt on the lake it was soaked but I managed. The othe 2 on the water I did what I could they are on slopes and didnt have any problems, obiviously I couldnt cut the grass that was under water.
     
  9. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 314

    I'm glad you were able to do them. At least they will be good until next week. Tomorrow I will try and get a few of more elevated yards done.
     
  10. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Well we lucked out today. Was supposed to have gotten 2 inches of rain but it stayed all around us and we got to work in a dry bubble. Ended up having my first $1000 day of the season. Hopefully the rest of the week we can get some grass cut between the rain.
     

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