Earth is a pretty amazing place and we should all be concerned about the impact we are having on the environment. With so many recommendations and campaigns ranging from reduction of fossil fuel use to recycling to water conservation to habitat preservation and countless others, it can be difficult to identify and prioritize the day to day steps you can take to keep our planet healthy. At times it may seem like anything you do is just a drop in the proverbial bucket and easily outweighed by the acts of corporations and other societies around the world. Don’t be discouraged - act in ways that will positively affect your local environment and feel great about doing your part. One great place to start is understanding how polluted runoff impacts our streams, rivers, lakes and oceans and how you can help.
Every Spring, irrigation installers receive phone calls from frantic property managers and homeowners; the ringer may as well sound like coins hitting the collection tray of a slot machine. The reason they’re calling - their in-lawn sprinkler system was not properly winterized and the pipes burst upon freezing leaving nothing more than scattered pieces of pvc buried in the lawn. The average cost of a sprinkler system installation in Georgia is over $2,600 and can be much more depending on property size and quality of parts used. Don’t pay for that system twice (plus the labor to dig out a destroyed system) simply because you did not follow a few simple steps to protect it.