One of my favorite and not to mention beneficial activities is to ride my bike down all of our great paths around the islands every morning. Our island prides itself on the quality of life here and the quality of care that it receives from both its citizens and authorities. So, I can’t help but notice things from time to time that I think can be easily improved. One of the things that has been sticking out to me lately, probably because it’s March and we’re approaching summer temps already, is all the sprinklers that are on during my bike ride. Most of them are doing what they are supposed to – watering lawns and plants. But, from time to time, a few of them are watering pavement. Now, I’m sure that there are some forms of life on that pavement that wouldn’t mind having a little water come their way, but I suspect that’s not the sprinkler owner’s intention. I know that it can be difficult to live sustainably all the time, but in this case, it should be an easy fix. I’m all for a beautiful lawn, ladies and gentlemen. If you suspect that your sprinkler might be malfunctioning, ask your lawn professional to check it out for you. In any case, it will be good for the environment as well as for your pocket book.
As always thanks for reading,
Bryan Hayes, along with his brother Todd, is a co-owner of a Sanibel Air Conditioning company on Sanibel, FL. They also own and operate an island-based electrical service company Sanctuary Island Electric, Inc. Bryan can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com