Snow on May 9th? Really?

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Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by andy10917 » May 7th, 2020, 8:42 am

As if this year isn't crazy enough, they are predicting Snow on Friday night into Saturday morning here in the Lower Hudson Valley. It may be only an inch or so, but generally I start prepping the lawn for Summer around May 15th. The Lilacs are ready to bloom!

This is gonna put a bit of a damper on mowing and lawn work this weekend.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by pristinegreen75 » May 7th, 2020, 9:17 am

Yeah, that's got to be really messing with you guys up north.Not going to be that bad down here. Going to fertilize front yard/w 2nd dimension app.(65 degrees) Supposed to get down to 30 Saturday morning. Thinking if this summer stays relatively cool the Annua and Triv will be around longer than we would like.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by HoosierLawnGnome » May 7th, 2020, 3:59 pm

Low of 29 coming tonight.

Hope my Roses dont take it too hard

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by oze » May 7th, 2020, 5:05 pm

I guess that I'm going to have to haul in the sod pots. Also, between the Kung Flu virus and cold weather, the golf course that I work at has gotten precious little play so far this year. I'm told that the greens and fairways have never looked so good. :banghead:

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by fun4me2 » May 7th, 2020, 6:03 pm

Seeing we had such a mild winter....
I had a feeling that Mother Nature was going to catch up with us. :club:
Snow expected here also Friday into Saturday in the valley, with temps in the 30's :banghead:
Last year, at this time, I was mowing every 3 days.
This year, the grass isn't growing much. I only had to mow a couple times after 5-6 days in between.


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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by bpgreen » May 8th, 2020, 12:43 am

I moved to Utah in 1993. It's not really unusual to get snow in mid May.

I think it had only snowed in June twice since I've lived here.

At higher elevations, it snows even later than it does here.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by TimmyG » May 8th, 2020, 12:45 am

I'm counting on the snow to water in my second split app of Dimension.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by DevilDawg81 » May 9th, 2020, 1:59 pm

Woke up to a dusting. It’s pretty chilly this morning. I had some plans to start prepping things in the back but I’m postponing that

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by andy10917 » May 9th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Yup - got just under an inch. It all melted by mid-morning. No apparent damage to plants showing yet.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by fun4me2 » May 9th, 2020, 5:19 pm

No snow this morning. Very windy and cold however.
A couple of snow squalls this afternoon.
I'm more concerned about tonight.
Freeze warnings are already up.
I worry about my flowering crabapple tree, lilacs and perennial plants that have come up.
Sometimes New England's weather...... :no:

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by turf_toes » May 9th, 2020, 5:29 pm

Just started snowing here

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by andy10917 » May 9th, 2020, 7:22 pm

Oh hell - it keeps switching back and forth between heavier squalls and the sun being out. Nuts!

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by Dargin » May 9th, 2020, 7:37 pm

Hardly a dusting here, no accumulation. That cold wind though...

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by andy10917 » May 10th, 2020, 8:29 am

I found some damage this morning - all of the salmon-colored new-growth on my Japanese Andromedas (Pieris Japonica) turned brown and shriveled. One of the Andromedas is over 100 years old. I'm sure it isn't a threat to the plants' health, but Andromedas are interesting in that they have so many different phases over the season - missing that phase is disappointing.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by Pway » May 10th, 2020, 9:00 am

Several andromeda shrubs we have had new growth turn brown in a frost a couple weeks ago. Crazy weather.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by fun4me2 » May 10th, 2020, 9:23 am

I have one of those andromedas in the front of my house.
I had to check to see if there was any damage that Andy was describing and it looks like it's ok.
It's under my overhang, maybe that protected it.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by andy10917 » May 14th, 2020, 8:36 am

Yet another freeze warning overnight - that's five in a row. Yet tomorrow will be 80 degrees. I start summer prep on May 15th most years - I'm still in wake-up mode this year.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by HoosierLawnGnome » May 16th, 2020, 7:40 pm

We got hit with 27F after mothers day. My roses took it on the chin.

Latest frost on record.

Around here they always say dont plant annuals until Mothers Day.

Throw that one out.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by HoosierLawnGnome » May 16th, 2020, 7:43 pm

P.S. the hydrangeas I transplanted to make room for hostas are probably dead.

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Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

Post by andy10917 » May 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm

Yeah, I found additional moderate damage today (last frost was 05/13) on my Japanese Painted Fern bed. They probably will look damaged for the season.

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