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  • crikey manchester not usually known for its lack of rain lol. but seriously, corona has took our mind off things but after the Plague now we could be facing a terrible Drought that would put 1976 to shame. Or it could yet rain all Summer. Here in East midlands lawns really suffering now am still cutting but less frequently than one would expect, and less to take off, no rain due for at least another week

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    Yes we are desperate for rain here in central Norfolk. Grass isn't growing very well at all.

  • I missed a couple of weekly cuts out this afternoon. Even a fortnightly cut I did this morning the grass was quite short.

    East yorks based.

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    I am in Perthshire in Scotland, I have already had sprinklers out on some lawns twice or three times..........

    April we had 23mm rain total

    So far May has produced 47mm rain

    35mm of which was last weekend.  Been warm and sunny ever since.  23 degrees forecast today and over 20 forecast for next 6 days........

    Already raised cutting height, and still got growth but not for much longer.  At a guess, I will only be cutting fortnightly lawns next week.

    • Haha if your using sprinklers in Scotland then the rest of the UK has real problems.


  • Same here...wakefield area. Had the first phone call yesterday from a customer saying their grass didn't need cutting. On the plus side...now the tips are opening, so less grass to cut will give me a chance to catch up on the backlog of hedgecutting jobs put off because of being unable to dispose of rubbish.

  • S.E. Essex and virtually no rain since the lock down.  Has been a real help as the normal spring weeds have been slow and grass-growth has not been as prolific as normal. We have been able to reduce visits thus helping with our Covid 19 precautions.  Hedges and shrubs however, are showing alarming growth - taking advantage of the wet winter and warm spring.   

    Fortnightly cuts on a raised height for a while, I reckon.

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    Just outside Crewe here - yep finding the same as you. Lawns very dry and stressed, very little growth. I'm discussing the situation with clients when I arrive - coming to a joint decision re mow or not. Most lawns up to now have taken a mow / tidy up ok, but I don't think it'll be long before that changes.

    Who'd have a weather dependant business ?? ( Must be mad !! )


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    Bet you wern't expecting to have the dreist Spring after the wetest winter on record!

    Having these long dry spells is not good for business as people wanting estamites seem to dry up. 

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    Lawns are bone dry here in north London, could be a long old summer if this continues, don't normally have to look around a job and save something for " next time " till July , August, I assume this is on record for the driest spring?

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