Breenie’s Mowing Service owner Matthew Breen has been flat out with lawns growing rapidly following recent rain and hot weather.
Breenie’s Mowing Service owner Matthew Breen has been flat out with lawns growing rapidly following recent rain and hot weather. Scottie Simmonds

Sun's out, now the grass grows

LAWNMOWING contractor Matthew Breen knows very well the warm, wet days of summer have really arrived.

After a couple of weeks of rain and showers, the sun has come out and the Bundaberg region is feeling the effects.

Mr Breen, who runs Breenie's Mowing Services, said he was being run off his feet trying to keep the lawns of his customers in good shape.

"I'm trying to do 10 to 12 lawns a day," he said.

"It's difficult because the grass is much longer."

Mr Breen said last week he had a couple of days when he couldn't work at all because it was too wet.

"I can't complain about the rain, because I remember October and November when it didn't rain at all and I was mowing two or three lawns a day," he said.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michelle Berry said the sun was going to carry on shining at least into early next week.

She said the onshore winds would bring a bit of moisture in off the sea, and there was the chance of a light shower.

But basically it is going to stay warm and humid, with minimum temperatures around the 21-degree mark and maximums at 29 or 30 degrees.

 

JANUARY RAIN

  • Monthly total 263.8mm
  • Long-term average 171.3mm
  • Wettest on record 693.2mm in 1974
  • Driest 1.2mm in 2003


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