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Arkansas landscaper hindered by wet weather

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow, and other wet weather, is holding back people trying to care for lawns in Arkansas.
Snow, and other wet weather, is holding back people trying to care for lawns in Arkansas.

Last year, many farmers had a hard time dealing with getting out to their fields for both planting and harvesting as the result of heavy rains.

However, similar problems may befall lawn owners and landscapers, a recent report from an Arkansas television station noted. According to Jonesboro, Arkansas' KAIT, cooler temperatures and snowfall have made it hard for people to get out and start caring for their lawns.

Doug Frederick is the owner of a landscaping company in that area of the state. He told the television station that the weather has delayed some of the work they would be doing.

"It's too wet to be out there on the grass right now," Frederick said. "You can go out there and step on it and you can hear the slushing sound underneath your feet."

Wet conditions played havoc on farm operators in a number of areas in the country last year. Because of wet weather, farmers were delayed in planting. Even more wet weather in areas like the Midwest and Northeast delayed the harvest, which saw some farmers trying to get crops out of the ground during the early part of the winter.

If farmers run into the same problem this spring, they'll have to put off planting, as taking farm equipment out into wet fields can damage them.
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