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Drought hits landscapers in the pocket

June 26, 2007

Albany -- Everyone knows that April showers bring may flowers. But what if there isn't enough rain in April, May, or June. 

"It's critical that plants get watered and a lot of people are concerned with the water restrictions," said landscaping manager for Mark's Greenhouse Coy Crowley.

The South Georgia drought isn't just hurting your lawns, but it's also hurting landscapers' bottom lines. "Somewhat it's affected it. We do tend to slow down this time of year," said Crowley.

But the lack of rain doesn't mean you're stuck with a bare garden this year. Homeowners do have up to 30 days to water any new landscaping. So even in drought conditions your new foliage can bloom.

Picking the right plants is also key. Landscapers say that picking plants native to the area is your best bet to ensure a beautiful garden.

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