Do you remember last April as it was the Driest April on Record with just 0.39” of rain? What a difference a year makes as this April is the Wettest April on Record with 5.37” of precipitation. To make thing more stark in comparison, April as one of the coldest Aprils on record with Record Setting Snowfall on April 11. The entire Portland Metro area had snow while upper elevations in the west hills had 4”, Vancouver, WA had 6” and Washougal had 11”.
Yes, mowing and other landscape activities are difficult in the rain but a wet spring is not that uncommon despite our record wet April. It is actually good news for our summer as water supplies are good and fire season is far away with a wet spring. However, things could change quickly and summer is not far away and irrigation season is near. We are hastily preparing the systems we manage to be prepared for whenever things dry out.