By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Allen County -
Throughout June and July, lawn care service providers were left scratching their heads when drought conditions killed yards, and left them without a job. After some much needed rain, business is thriving.
Like many young boys growing up, a common chore for Erik Kimmet was mowing the yard. Erik took it one step further, making a career out of it, becoming the owner of Full Effect Property Maintenance. Erik had given up hope on Summer lawn care and started looking towards Fall with leaf pick up and mulching. With a little rain and greener lawns, he can barely keep up with all of the requests.
Making the most out of this week's main attraction, Kevin Kohlrieser is out at the Allen County Fair, selling lawn mowers. During the drought, sales were down and business was slow, but now things are looking up.
On a regional standpoint, lawn care product sales were also down, and Sales Manager Jason Moser believes it was all caused by one of the worst droughts in years past.