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    From the other side of the fence, so to speak, it has been a very strange season, and even started to notice quite a few leaves falling of late, no doubt caused by dry and also very unseasonably windy weather that we have seen. The good news is that overall it has been more positives than negatives. The early dry warm spell actually got people into their gardens, unlike last year when it was coldish til end of May. Lots of our grounds care guys and Landscapers have definitely noted people are in their gardens more this year and spending the time/money on them as a result.

    Every cloud does have a silver lining!
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      On a separate note, Derek (..and meant to say earlier) - thanks for prompt delivery / service on that SWS  :)

  • PRO
    It's stressing me out to be honest. Every time I get back on track, something happens to wreck my schedule again this season. I'm getting to the point where I'm past caring whether I'm getting to people on time or not.
  • PRO

    I just have to adjust my treatments to the weather. In this extreme heat and dryness I have to adjust the rate of my fertiliser application and same for weed control (just spot treating now)

    Truth be told the only time the weather causes me issues is when it's hissing down, deep frost or snow. When I really can't go out and treat lawns otherwise like I said I just adjust my treatments and crack on and enjoy the sun.

  • PRO
    I take same approach as Chris. You can work around it in most cases as I find the need to adapt treatments according to that days weather anyway. Similar to Chris, selective herbicide dose rate goes down in hot weather as would granular fertiliser. I will usually put down liquid fert when dry or know the customer is not going to water the lawn.

    The extremes of rain the dry heat don't help but can be accommodated somehow! Poor weather is more disruptive in the main Spring or Autumn renovation periods where there is a relatively short window for scarifying and hollow tine aeration.
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