thickest st.augustine this season

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by williams lcm, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Will all this rain my st Augustine lawns are going crazy. Some I have to double cut. Some still have irrigation running on top of the rain. Yes the rain we do need. Anyone stressing out yet?
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  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Surprisingly I haven't had but a handful getting the summer thickness yet. I suspect next week will be the week.

    It's like boot camp. 12 weeks of exhausting heat and relentless grass and plant growth. By week 6 you feel like you are going to crack. By week 10 you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and know it's only about two more months to EOW.
  3. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
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    With a cam shaft position sensor going bad on on the maintenance truck and a new employee and rain at 3pm ish. We are a full day behind and it is only Tuesday.

    If the forecast is right I will be unable to do 2 days of maintenance. I bet we do not finish the Install job that the other crew are working on. I had it scheduled to be finished on Thursday. Not likely!

    A week like this. Is why I am such a big fan of PGR's and pre-emergents. The property can be neglected because of weather but still remain "maintained".

    Every crew has a smart phone with the RAINDAR app. Radar at a push of a button. great app!
  4. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not stressing, always amazed at the difference a couple of weeks makes in the growth though.
  5. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Stormeye is also a good radar app.
  6. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If its an all day rain event and you cannot catch up do you just catch it on the following week. I know some companies around hear that do that. They run 6 days a week till 7 30pm on a dry day. Now there is no way to catch back up if you have an all rain wed its going rain and Thursday going to rain all day. Plus it started in my area at 3pm and did not stop till 730 today.t
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  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mowed all day today in a light drizzle probably half a day of drizzle tomorrow. Higher temps 2 weeks ago with higher winds and not much rain had all but the healthiest of our lawns (no pest control or fert) looking a little stressed out last week but they are rebounding nicely this week.
  8. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, we are not responsible for the weather. This doesn't happen often but sometimes you can not catch everyone up on the same week.
  9. Luckily the past 2 weeks temps have stayed in the low 80's cause it has rained every day for the past 9 days to one degree or another. Growth hasn't gone crazy, but as temps get near 90 it surely will. Imo the ball breaker months are July/Aug. Once we hit mid September things kind of slow down a bit and things start to get better.
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  10. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use an app called MyRadar for the Iphone

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