After three long, dry years Georgia's worst drought in more than a century is finally over. We've normal rainfall so far this year, which to us has felt like an extremely wet spring. Lake Lanier is now only about 4 feet low. The state has lifted the very severe restrictions that have been in place for so long, and reverted back to the permanent watering schedule (restricted, but far less than what we've all lived with for the past few years). When called on to conserve 10% last year, metro Atlanta exceeded expectations. Lets hope some of those good habits stick.
I'm looking forward to enjoying my gardening hobby again. I've definitely got my work cut out for me. Lots of my landscape plants are dead or are very scraggly and unhealthy. The lawn is a sea of violets, weeds, moss, and monkey grass. It is full of ant hills and grubs. Between being unable to water and having to study this spring and last summer, I completely let the yard go. It will take a lot of effort to get it back. But hey, it is work that love and I can help out some local gardening centers at the same time. Looking forward to the challenge!
And waterwise habits notwithstanding, I am also looking forward to finally washing my car that hasn't been cleaned in more than two years. Oh, don't fuss. I'm not gonna be doing it every week or anything. I'd just like to remove the dead bugs and bird poop from 2007, assuming they haven't yet chemically bonded with the finish.
Tri-state water wars? Still on. Some things never change.