Where’s the rain?

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by deljaso » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:21 pm

I remember one day of rain in September, and it lasted about 20 minutes.
Just got my water bill, I used 2300 gals/day on my overseed.... $500!

Got that good news yesterday when the temp was 96. Today, I moved 2000 sq ft of prefinished hardwood from my driveway into my house to acclimate - high of 74! It's a miracle.
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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Wolverine » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm

We just got 4” in the last 4 days

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by BarakaRS » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:20 am

Wolverine wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm
We just got 4” in the last 4 days
We sure did! How are things looking at your place these days?

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Wolverine » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:30 pm

BarakaRS wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:20 am
Wolverine wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm
We just got 4” in the last 4 days
We sure did! How are things looking at your place these days?
I can’t complain




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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by BarakaRS » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:36 pm

Wolverine wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:30 pm
BarakaRS wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:20 am
Wolverine wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm
We just got 4” in the last 4 days
We sure did! How are things looking at your place these days?
I can’t complain




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Amazing! That color is great and it looks nice and thick! Congrats!

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by ScottW » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:45 pm

deljaso wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Today, I moved 2000 sq ft of prefinished hardwood from my driveway into my house to acclimate - high of 74! It's a miracle.
It's a miracle.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Green » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:08 pm

You couldn't seed this year in the Northern half of the East Coast without irrigation. There simply was not enough regular rain in most places. It's pretty much too cold to seed now here, though one could try ryegrass still.
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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:08 am

So here in Maryland, the forecast rain for Monday is supposed to fall apart as soon as it hits the mountains. So my area might get a 10th to a quarter of an inch, max.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Rp9110 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:08 pm

Spot seeded and used Scott's starter with tenacity on Saturday. Hoping we get rain for the next couple of days like the forecasts are showing.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Butter » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:16 pm

The rain is in Kansas. It has been all year. With the exception of July, which was normal, we’ve had excessive rain.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by jabopy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:46 am

2" of rain over the weekend and 1" most days. Over here in my part of the U.K. just can't get to mow the grass! It turns to mud. :evil:

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by BobRoss » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:49 am

Here in Northern Mn we are super wet. Farmers can't get into the fields to harvest and we look like Spring snow thaw water heights for rivers. Since August we have had 12.1 inches of rain and we are expected to get 24" of snowfall through this weekend. Since September I don't think I have mowed a dry lawn yet. If there are no puddles, I will go out and mow. Otherwise, I won't be able to.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Overfloater » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:05 pm

greengrass wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:01 am
I practically gave up on my overseed/reno. I got decent germination in some areas, but the constant hand watering/sprinklers got to be too much, topped with something digging up my reno area. I think Mother Nature won this Fall.

I'm at 5 weeks post seed down and about 75% germination. It has been very slow is year due to the weather and animals digging like well... animals.

It hadn't rained here in a month and all the surrounding area was like concrete, but my backyard was very soft due to the seed watering. I had an influx of raccoons, chipmunks and a opossum that really beat up the seeded area.

So far I have removed 7 raccoons, 4 chipmonks, and one opossum.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by greengrass » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:22 pm

Overfloater wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:05 pm
greengrass wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:01 am
I practically gave up on my overseed/reno. I got decent germination in some areas, but the constant hand watering/sprinklers got to be too much, topped with something digging up my reno area. I think Mother Nature won this Fall.

I'm at 5 weeks post seed down and about 75% germination. It has been very slow is year due to the weather and animals digging like well... animals.

It hadn't rained here in a month and all the surrounding area was like concrete, but my backyard was very soft due to the seed watering. I had an influx of raccoons, chipmunks and a opossum that really beat up the seeded area.

So far I have removed 7 raccoons, 4 chipmonks, and one opossum.
Same scenario here. My lawn was the only one getting water so the chipmunks, squirrels and what ever else likes to dig at night flocked to my yard. I let the ground dry out yesterday and sprayed BioAdvanced Complete insect killer over the reno area, and today was the first morning I didn't have new holes dug.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Chris LI » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:17 pm

It seems like there has been two camps the last couple of months...the glass empty or the glass overflowing. I'm in the glass empty camp. We got less than an inch of rain in September. However, after our scorching day last Wednesday, we received about 0.75" that night, into Thursday. Temps dropped 30* overnight, but rebounded over a few days with cloudy days, so we still had some relief. Some rain is expected tonight and on/off for the next few days. Spot/overseeding has been a challenge this year, to say the least.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:59 pm

BWI airport got less rain than Phoenix last month!

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:39 pm

A whopping 0.01" today.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by greengrass » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:52 am

MDJoe wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:39 pm
A whopping 0.01" today.
Well that was disappointing. All the rain just disappeared as soon as it reached my area.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:27 am

We need a good coastal storm.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Alias-Doe » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:35 am

MDJoe wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:39 pm
A whopping 0.01" today.
I’m down the street in Delaware and dropped fertilizer last night hoping the rain in the forecast would water it in . Woke up this morning soil dry as a rock . Had to hand water it yet again . They’re saying more rain tomorrow but can’t ever depend on the weather man.

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