Record heat is good news, bad news for mowing

    Homeowners sick of cutting the grass have had a nice break. People who make their living mowing lawns are unhappy.

    Philadelphia just survived its hottest summer ever. The weather meant more swimming and ice cream and meant less of a common summer sight.

    Lawnmowers – that’s what’s been missing this summer says Lou Giroud, President of Giroud Tree and Lawn. He cuts grass in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and Philadelphia.

    “There wasn’t a whole lot of mowing this year. In some cases the lawns actually went into dormancy because it was so hot and they didn’t have enough water, they go dormant but then they begin to re-grow again in the fall.”

    While the hiatus from mowing might be welcome for homeowners who cut their own grass, it’s been tough on Giroud’s business.

    He says in some cases it was so dry and so warm that the lawns actually died. He says re-growing grass could mean a little bump for lawn care companies this fall.

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