Winter Weather Brings New Challenges

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HARRISONBURG, Va. After Monday's storm, not only are we dealing with snow covered roads, but other issues have popped up as snow blankets the area.

During big winters, landscapers typically get more calls from people with torn-up lawns. A lot of times, they have to re-seed and re-plant areas because plows have torn them up.

Randy Black, a landscaper for Valley Lawn Service, said another big problem they have seen this winter is the storm coming in the middle of construction projects and putting the project on hold.

Black said although it won't cost people more, it expands the length of a project by several weeks. They need to wait for the snow to melt, then for the ground to become firm. This year, he said the wait process has taken even longer.

"This winter, we've had so much cold, the thaw has taken longer than in past winters. In the past, we would get snow and things would warm up and firm up a lot quicker. This winter, because it has been so cold, things haven't melted nearly as fast," said Black.

Black said, there is a positive with this winter weather.

This snow storm puts a lot more moisture into the ground and come springtime, they expect to see all the trees, bushes, and grass in full bloom.


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