MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) - People were coping with an early blast of summer heat Friday.
Denetria Thompson owns a lawn care company. She said she tries to get her crews to begin work by 6am so they can call it a day early to beat some of the heat. Her employees will mow as many as ten lawns in one day.
“It’s going to be a hot summer this year.” said Thompson.
John Wallace installs windows and was building a deck Friday afternoon, “I don’t care for summer much I’ve been doing this for 38 years."
Farmers worried about the soil drying out in Maryland Heights where they are watering emerging tomato plants.
At Creve Coeur Lake the heat was perfect for people as headed out onto the chilly but smooth lake. Business doubled for canoes, kayaks and other assorted water craft rentals.
Grace Haas said, “We go from spring to a really hot summer.” Erin Doser was loving the heat, “The hotter the better for me I like the outside.”
Area community pools have experienced two bad years of business because of rough weather. They’re hoping this season makes up for those two years.