23 May 2005

Irrigation settings--Metro Atlanta

As you may well know, we, in the Atlanta Metro area, are now under
year-round, permanent water restrictions. (See
) These are
different from the restrictions we had during the drought. A complete list
of restrictions is available at
. Generally
speaking, even addresses have Mon, Wed, and Sat; odd addresses have Tue,
Thu, and Sun. The primary distinctions are that, while the restrictions are
according your street address, there are assigned days of the week, and
there are no time of day restrictions. This arrangement offers several
benefits over the previous. By assigning days of the week, instead of the
odd/even dates, it is possible to set up a realistic irrigation program,
which does not force over watering. Under the previous setup it was almost
impossible to adequately water your landscape without over watering it.
This was further aggravated by the time of day restrictions, which made any
hand watering also nearly impossible.

17 May 2005

Catching up on our landscape work backlog

We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel from our work backlog from the 2004 hurricanes, right through the first week in April 2005. The rain wrecked havoc on our seasonal landscape maintenance tasks, such as mulch installation, shrub trimming, and seasonal flowers. This had a ripple effect into our landscape installation operations. Now we're faced with an opposite problem of too little rain.

04 May 2005

Proudland Blog Now Up and Running

This is the initial post for the Proudland Blog--the blog for Proudland Landscape Group, based in the Atlanta Metro area (USA). We are a full-service landscape services firm, specializing in detailed landscapes. Complete Landscape Solutions. We provide a complete spectrum of landscape design, installation, and maintenance services.