Mix of wet, dry summer weather keeping mowers busy

Mix of wet, dry summer weather keeping mowers busy

One of the owners of a mowing business in Champaign said the wet spring and summer have kept employees busy with more than just cutting grass.

Evan's Horticulture also takes care of trimming trees and shrubs on top of mowing yards.

Co-owner of the business Mike Evans said trees and shrubs are growing much more than last year during the drought.

Evans said most yards the company takes care of are only being mowed once a week, despite what he called one of the better growing seasons he's experienced in nearly 20 years in business.

Evans added that there was some concern last week with hot temperatures and dry conditions, but he said the rain on Sunday night and into Monday morning helped ease those concerns.

He said the outlook for the rest of the summer could be good if the weather pattern continues with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s and weekly rains.  But he said only time will tell with the month of August and the usually warm temperatures that month brings.

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