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Local landscapers are struggling to get back on track after a lot of rainfall


With all the heavy rain in the Tri-States lately farmers aren't the only being affected. Local landscapers say they're months behind schedule. But say they would rather take on the wet weather, compared to dry.

Given enough rain and warm temperatures, grass can easily grow three to six inches in a week. In last year's drought you hardly had to mow once a month, now it's every week.

Ted Genenbacher, a co-owner of Frese Ornamental Nursery, says it's been a little tough getting back on schedule after all the heavy rain. Genenbacher says the most challenging aspect of landscape design and installation, is keeping up with the high demand.

"Just trying to keep all the jobs going. Try to get somewhat back on schedule, trying to keep everything just going along. Sometimes with the wet weather, if we're in bare dirt we need to go to a job that has lawn and turf," said Genenbacher. 

If you're  trying to make your lawn look its best Genenbacher says you can ease off a little with the Nitrogen, but don't be afraid to do some of the fertilization. Also, with the warm and wet weather you'll start to see weeds germinate, so chemicals may be needed.



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