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Discussion in 'Network: North' started by 93Chevy, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Unless something significant happens soon, "full week" in only a dream for me. I expect about a half schedule again next week, less this week.
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, hard to say...I'm sure the tall fescue lawns will need cut at any rate. Some of the bluegrass lawns with bad soil are pretty crispy
  3. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah lawns went from an extreme light brown to a light brown with a slight hint of green here we have been able to get all our mowing done the past 2 days then downpour the rest of the afternoon, looking like tomorrow we will be playing in the mud getting ready to build a railroad tie wall
  4. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Back in the game, thanks to the rain. 23 yards in 2 days. More to do tomorrow. This will help my billing for July.
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  5. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    This rain is tremendous. If we keep getting 1-2 rainy days a week August will be good. Ive already cut 30 of my yards this week and would have cut more if we wouldn't have gotten rained out last night. Next week i am hoping to cut all of them. The only bad part is today is going to be quite swampy
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  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am seeing a big variation on growth patterns after the rain. In some cases, large areas just have not responded much at all. Yes, a few bunches here and there, but many areas that are still brown.

    On the other hand, I have seen several that have come back very, very well. I mowed one yesterday -- had to bag the clippings. The growth was just like April or May.

    In our area, we had nearly an inch again yesterday (between a 4:00 a.m. T-storm and the late afternoon and evening T-storms). This will help soak a very dry and parched soil of 10 days ago.

    I am optimistic for a full schedule next week.
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Probably a full schedule for us next week...which is fine for me. We're about 2 guys understaffed, so it'll be nice to rack up the overtime. Plus I enjoy cutting green grass.
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If this keeps up I may actually pull the walk behind out of the garage for a change.

    I was hesitant to use it on some lawns until they looked healthy enough again - I just used the 21" instead.
  9. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    If your careful it will be fine. I never stop using mine
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  10. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like we are out of the drought, tough to find brown grass again.

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