When Will It Rain?????????

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Dashunde, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    I don't know about the rest of you... but things are getting very brown very quickly around here.
    We haven't had a decent rain day or two in... well, I cant remember the last rain. (Nebraska btw)
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Dunno, most of my yards were on 2+ weeks to keep them from going brown.

    One or two got a little borderline but the rest are green, and it just got done raining ALL day.

    I keep telling you guys, don't cut when it's not raining... If you do, make sure it's at least ankle high.
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    we have the opposite problem, we haven't had a decent week without rain.
  4. PastyWhite

    PastyWhite LawnSite Member
    from Jax, FL
    Messages: 56

    We have been really dry for a while so I was actually thankful for hurricane season to arrive. Tropical storm Alberto gave us rain almost from late Monday night through around mid day on Tuesday then the sun came out and I was cutting Tuesday night.

    DAVEY PROS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    A lot of our account look like the grass is halfway dormant - like its gonna be snowing soon. haha

    Don't know what to say to you or to them - just do a rain dance and we might have some luck.
  6. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Things started off here in NE very nicely, it was raining regularly and the winter brown turned green very quickly. But over the past month it has gotten hot (90-95F) with near-zero rain, and what little bit we get comes in as a thunderstorm instead of a cool day-long ground soaker.

    I'll be glad to get back to St. Louis... at least theres a lot of irrigation around.
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    It is bad in North GA. We got virutally no moisture from Alberto.

    This drought officially cost me money today, because many Fescue lawns have gone dormant. I could not do my routine Round 3 treatments of Iron due to the conditions.

    If it does not change soon, Round 4 could be a total disaster. To make matters worse, my county has totally banned all outdoor watering.
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    didnt rain until the day we cut and it was in the middle of a lawn
  9. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    These scattered showers around here have us running around
    One prop hasnt rained in 3 weeks on the other end of the same run water standing in the driveway
  10. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Thanks to Alberto, we are back in business with some rain. It was getting pretty dry down here. Would not mind seeing a few more of those tropical storms with lotsa rain and little wind.

    Back to reality.

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