Fireworks Safety Tips

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This year is flying by! Can you believe Independence Day is Monday? With the legalization of fireworks in Georgia, we know many of our customers will want to get outdoors and light up the sky this Fourth of July, but here at Terra Bites LLC, we  want to remind you of a few fireworks safety tips to lessen your chances of injuring your property, yourself, or others.

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks- you always want to be sure you are following the rules, but still having a great time
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • An adult should supervise all firework activities, and know what to do in case of emergency.
  • Do not operate fireworks while intoxicated
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket anywhere on your person.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • Report illegal explosives, to your local fire or police department.

Tips from our friends at the National Council On Fireworks Safety

However you’re spending this holiday, we hope you have a great one! Don’t forget to pick up firework debris to prevent harm to your lawn.

Father’s Day is Right Around the Corner!

Father’s Day 2016 is THIS Sunday, June 19th! If you have not gotten your dad anything yet, do not panic. Terra Bites Lawn Service is here to offer some last minute Father’s Day gift ideas that are more creative than a tie or a ‘World’s Greatest Dad’ mug. Father's Day

  1. A Beard Trimmer

Great for dads resembling Grizzly Adams or for those who like the look of a 5 o’clock shadow, a beard trimmer is something your dad may be in need of replacing or can be a valuable tool if he just started growing his facial hair and has not gotten one yet.

  1. A Smart Watch

Your dad will never have to worry about asking for directions, or even pulling out a map with this great watch. A bit higher end, these watches have time, date, and satellite GPS capabilities, making the days of dad driving around aimlessly because he refuses to ask for directions a thing of the past!

  1. A Great Book

Whether your dad is an avid reader or a novice, you cannot go wrong with a great book! Check the New York Times Best-Seller List for suggestions, and pick one up at your local book store!

  1. A Worry Free Year

If your dad is responsible for the yard work at your house, give him the best gift ever: the gift of time. Call Terra Bites Lawn Service LLC and let us take care of his lawn during the hot summer months! It will be a load off his mind, and he will most definitely appreciate not having to exhaust himself in the hot summer sun trying to maintain the lawn. Contact Us today to get started!

Simple Tips for Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Holiday Table

The holidays are a great time for food, family, and friends to gather around the table and share a meal, or simply spend quality time together. Many families rotate homes from year to year so the burden of entertaining is shared among the family members. This year…is YOUR year. What are you going to do? Fret not, Terra Bites Lawn Service LLC has some ideas.

  • A Simple Wreath
    Never underestimate the power of simplicity. Don’t want to make your home like the Griswalds? Don’t have to. Simply fashion evergreen branches into a circular shape, and add a couple birds, holly berries, or other decorations you can find at a craft store. It will look simple, yet elegant.
  • Light the Way In Style
    Punch holes in old soup cans and put a lit candle inside. It will light the way simply, yet beautifully. Don’t want a fire hazard? They sell battery powered tea lights almost anywhere, which will achieve the same effect.
  • Double-Take
    This one is a fun way to make an inexpensive wall hanging. Get a large, holiday ribbon at your local craft store, and glue small, different shape mirrors to it, then hang it on your door. It is cute, simple, festive, and affordable.
  • Window Boxes
    Your flowers have died off for the winter, and your window boxes are pretty bare. Stick some store bought artificial holly with lights in them, or cheap ornaments! It will be an out-of-the-box window box

For more great tips and tricks for last minute decorating, check out Parents Magazine! For any lawn care needs you may have, or to see our specials, do not hesitate to contact us!