Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grasscape Inc, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    What's with this weather?

    We've been bouncing off of record high temps and nearly record moisture in the last 100 year records for 2 months now, with no end in sight...

    Last year was cold and rainy ALL summer.

    Seen a significant amount of 90 degreee days with high humidity already and it only mid-June.

    Farmers almanac has been highly inaccurate as far as I can tell....

    Nearly everytime I turn on the weather a "normal" chart is shown and we're nowhere near it, high or low, or if we are, it's only for a day..

    Would be nice to have some "normal, consistant" weeks thrown in once in a while, havn't really had one yet since early April..

    Double cutting is getting old , as well as all of the extra trimming needed with all of this rain and sunlight....4 times the work, twice the heat....

    Really hard to plan anything anymore for working schedule or otherwise, there seems to be no more "norm"....

  2. Grubrunner

    Grubrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    22 days straight with 95-degrees plus weather where I am..... and humid as balls!
  3. JBNC

    JBNC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    yup, this **** sucks!

    and to top it off my AC compressor in my tahoe locked up last week, perfect timing.
  4. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Weatherman seem to be worse at their job then they were 10 years ago.

    I started mowing 3 1/2 weeks earlier this year.

    When it got warm a few weeks ago, alot of lawns got brown like it was August.

    I watched the path of a storm a few weeks ago. It came directly south. Not southwest, not southeast SOUTH! Never happens here.

    95deg during the day, 55deg at night?

  5. TimsLawnCareVA

    TimsLawnCareVA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    It has been in the 90's for a week here and through the next week it is going to be the same with a few days around 100. We have not had a drop of rain for almost 2 weeks and starting to have to skip a week on some yards. Everything is turning brown and very dry. We need some rain BAD!
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Last year I replaced the dryer / accumulator, and ALL of the o-rings.
    Pounds and pounds of freon and oil (in my case PAG-100).

    This year I got to replace the compressor and the condenser on my truck,
    plus I pulled the evaporator just to find out that one's all right, put it back together.
    Pounds and pounds of freon and oil.

    It cost me.

    Of course the re-manufactured compressor would HAVE to squiggle and squeak as it runs
    but I am not pulling it all back apart again, the system is charged up.

    POS, I'm pretty sure I've spent upwards of a thousand dollars or more just on the truck's a/c over the past 4 years.

    But it's cold now.
  7. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I knew this was coming when last summer it hardly ever got above 85 and then hardly any snow this winter. This will be a ***** of a summer and there will be all kinds of white, fluffy $$ falling from the sky this winter. Everything evens out, right?
  8. aplawnguy

    aplawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    it seemed to me that we had a decent amount of snow this least for the downriver area
  9. Grubrunner

    Grubrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Make that 23.
  10. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    more rain today

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