Wet weather delays business for landscapers and gardeners

Sinkhole in Anderson Township
Sinkhole in Anderson Township

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Plants by Wolfangel is dealing with more than just wet weather. The weight of all the recent rains caused a massive sink hole in the back parking lot of the garden center.

Owner Barb Henry estimates the size is about 400 feet long by 25 to 30 feet deep extending into the neighboring business' property.

It was shocking. I had metal arbors sitting there, I had pallets of pots, a week from now there would have been 50 rose bushes sitting there, they're all in the hole gone now," says Henry.

This is not how business was expected to go for Henry who says the gardening industry is still in jeopardy from last season's drought. Sales are already down about 90 percent. "It's scary right now for this business," says Henry.

Also at the whim of Mother Nature is Evans Landscaping which cultivates and sells a variety of mulch and top soil. "We're definitely behind but we'll catch up, we have a lot of new things we're doing, we got a lot of nice dry top soil," says owner Doug Evans.

The dry top soil is saving Evans from having zero business during this soggy start to the outdoor landscaping season.

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