Heat Drying Up Lawn Care Business

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – The lawn care business seems to be drying up as the heat and drought continues.  But for some companies, the financial worries started all the way back in the winter. Several lawn care businesses use their trucks to plow snow in the wintertime.  With hardly any snow last winter and the current record-breaking stretch of dry intense heat, the local lawn care industry is taking a serious hit.

Brendan Harrison, the owner of Down To Earth Landscape, says the dry spell and 100-degree temperatures have the grass-cutting side of his business down to next to nothing so far this summer.  Down To Earth employees have shifted their schedule to work earlier in the mornings to stay out of the hottest part of the day.

Harrison's says even the yards with sprinkler or irrigation systems aren't needing much cutting, leaving his company looking for the few other landscaping jobs that can still be done regardless of the weather.