The green veil across the city has left lawn mowing businesses run off their feet as they try to catch up with the grass growth spurt.
There just isn't enough hours in the day to keep all the lawns looking sharp, and short, and it's likely the pedal will be to the metal for a while.
It has been all hands on mowers for Sonny Morrison and his colleagues at Summit Open Space Services - as well as every other lawn mowing business across the city.
Mr Morrison had to mow the median strip between Thornton and Rutherford on the New England Highway two weeks ago and the grass was so high Maitland council had to bring in the tractor to slash it.
"It was the longest we've ever seen it. Usually we would be able to mow it with a ride on but because it was too long we had to get the tractor in there. It would have taken us too long to mow with the ride on," he said.
"There is too much work at the moment, the growth is so insane that you can't keep up with it."
Recent deluges have sent the grass into overdrive and brought a welcomed reprieve from brown lawns that barely grew. It's fair to say lawn mowing businesses are delighted to be busy again.
"Once we got those first couple of solid days of rain it has been insane. Everything is so green, which is so nice to see. It's such a good sign, but it has put all of our resources under the pump," Mr Morrison said.
"Residential lawns have to be done every week, you can't leave them longer than that - if you do you can't keep up with it."
The grass isn't expected to slow down until late autumn.
"Once we get a cooler climate and the night temperature drops things will start to slow down, but at the moment it's still quite warm so we're still going to be flat out for a while yet," Mr Morrison said.
"Everyone is saying the same thing - nobody can believe the growth at the moment.
"It has been a big turn around. A lot of small garden businesses were affected from the drought and the lack of jobs.
"We were finding that some of our bigger contractors were putting us off because it was so dry and nothing was really growing.
"That's certainly not the case now."