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isabella_ocean
This is very pretty I'm only 11 years old
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Great topic and some great tips but it doesn't feel like it started at the beginning. In my area of Florida we get 54" of rainfall a year. Stormwater management starts at your roof eaves. Good gutter design manages the water that rolls off of your roof. Properly sized and located down leaders take the water where you need it to go. From there, the conversations related to permeability begin. I typically incorporate a rain water cistern to capture at least 1" of rainfall capacity (1 sqft of roof yields 0.62 gallons of water per 1" of rain) and then begin to design french drains, and dry river beds to manage the rain that is beyond the capacity of the cisterns. This is all old school technology that is lost on new developers.


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@ Isouthall; There is a product called "Dr. T's Snake A-way". You can find it at Home Depot. It really does work and is easy to spread. Usually 1 application does the trick as snakes do NOT like it. Make sure you don't have any snakes already inside your yard that you may be 'sealing' in. Apply around the perimeter of your house and under any decks first. Then apply around perimeter. Unless you get a really heavy rain, you shouldn't have to this, but once a season. If you have a LOT of un-welcomed visitors, you can redo in 3 weeks and then again in 3 months. The other thing you can use is moth balls, but they tend to lose their potency quicker. Be aware, snakes will get into your yard after the heat is gone as well as in the heat of the day.


I had this problem with water moccasins. I would go out to get in car and there be a nasty viper next to my car. Suckers would not move. This was before I discovered Snake A-way. Trust me, my driveway got pitted from literally blowing them away with a .12 gauge. A real pain.

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