With a feeling of fall in the air and showers descending on the North Bay this morning, we are jolted back to the reality of working in the rainy half of the year. All things considered, California’s Mediterranean climate affords an amazing opportunity to work year round. This is without threats of snow or freezing temperatures endured by most of the rest of the country. Still, working in the summer has the benefit of not staring at 10 day forecasts or satellite and doppler radar each morning.
Working in wet weather will typically slow the pace of landscape projects, but most items can be continued on in the rain; with notable exceptions being large excavation in heavy rain and finished concrete. The other benefit of the onset of fall is being able to start to turn down sprinkler systems from the summer watering schedule.