Businesses are recovering from drought - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Businesses are recovering from drought

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - In June we told you about two Thomasville businesses hit hard by the drought.

Tractor Supply Company and NeSmith Nursery saw a third of their usual business. The last month though has been the complete opposite. "They're sprucing up again. School's started again so they have more time and we've definitely gotten busier," said NeSmith Nursery Manager Karen Crosby.

The lack of rain forced employees at NeSmith Nursery to water about 3 times a day. Lately they've let mother nature take over. "We were all really tired of watering and I don't care how much you water it never does the plant as good as the rain does," said Crosby.

Tractor Supply Company has seen three times the amount of sales for lawn mowers, fertilizer, and fencing.

This week's cool down has added to those profits. "The last couple mornings have been kind of cool and people are out shopping more. You know like yesterday was a good day for us. We were busy. I was like running around crazy," said Assistant Manager Lawanda Ellis.

Although we have seen a good amount of rain lately, both businesses say it's still not enough. "We can definitely use more rain. It's still so hot that even when it rains, it does not take very long to evaporate," said Crosby.

"If we got more rain the ground would be softer and people would be planting a lot more. And than we can sell more fertilizer, seeds, more fencing," said Ellis.

Lawn care businesses have also seen a major jump in profits. One lawn care worker told us at the start of the season they would mow a particular lawn once every two to three weeks. He says with all the moisture, that same lawn is now mowed two to three times a week.

The manager of NeSmith Nursery says on days it doesn't rain, you still need to hand water many plants. She says make sure you water deep, but don't overdo it.


Copyright 2011 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman found dead during Albany fire died of natural causes

    Woman found dead during Albany fire died of natural causes

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-20 19:03:15 GMT
    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire.  (Source: WALB)After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire.  (Source: WALB)

    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire. 

    More >>

    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire. 

    More >>
  • Black History program honors history maker

    Black History program honors history maker

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:09 AM EST2018-02-20 16:09:20 GMT

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
  • Tifton council updates building and zoning regulations

    Tifton council updates building and zoning regulations

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-20 05:02:20 GMT
    A 30-day moratorium has been lifted by the city of Tifton for residential building. (Source: WALB)A 30-day moratorium has been lifted by the city of Tifton for residential building. (Source: WALB)

    For the last 30 days, the city council has been updating regulations for base zoning, building locations, and lot areas and width for residential development.

    More >>

    For the last 30 days, the city council has been updating regulations for base zoning, building locations, and lot areas and width for residential development.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly