Planting season is finally here! After a cool, blustery weekend, the sun and warmer temperatures have arrived and with them, a pretty good bet the chance for frost is gone. So now is the time to get started planting.
You may have a full-fledged garden, or you may be more like me, only interested in growing flowers and shrubbery around your home. Either way, we at Santee Cooper encourage you to plant safely.
While you should be careful with garden tools, what I’d specifically like to talk about is calling to have underground lines marked before you dig that first hole. Safe digging is your responsibility and a law in South Carolina. SC 811 offers a free service to help you have buried lines, near or on your property, marked so that you do not accidentally cut into a service wire.
Whether it is an electrical, phone or cable wire, cutting into one can be both dangerous and inconvenient. With electrical lines, it can actually be ... Continue Reading