Turn Off Sprinklers During the Heavy Rain

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Turn water sprinkles off in a rain

Summer is coming to South Florida. And with the summer, we get heat.

But at the same time, we have a hurricane season during the summer. Hurricane season starts June 1st, and ends in November 30th.

Residents are worried about watering their lawns, because the dirt can get dry really fast in the summer heat.

The rainy season started early this year in South Florida.

Watch National Weather Service  and their predictions about the incoming weather. During the rainy season, the rainy weather starts and it can rain for a few days non-stop, which brings lots of rain.

During the rainy season, it is recomended for residents to turn off their lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems and leave them turned off to let Nature do the work.

The heavy rain provides enough water for lawns to withstand without irrigation for up to two weeks.

Once the heavy storm passes, residents should wait to water the lawns and not to waste water.

When the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, residents can start watering their lawns again.

Guitar Shaped Hotel in Hollywood, FL

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The guitar shaped hotel is going up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.

It will soon be one of the world’s recognizable landmarks.

I have wrote few blog post already about this Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino expansion here and here .

This 450 foot st.ructure is under construction as part of 1.5 billion expansion as part of Seminole Hard Rock Hottel And Casino.

The expansion will include a casino with 3,267 slop machines. 178 table games and redesigned and rebuild Hard Rock Live with a 7,000 seat theather styled configuration.

New 18,000 square foot poker room. 60,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space.

The expansion will include additional 806 guest rooms and suites, as well as lounges, business center and 40,000 square feet spa.

10 acre pool complex with private villas, surrounded by water. There will be waterfalls too.

The expansion is set to open mid 2019 just before Super Bowl Liv 2020 will be hosted here in South Florida in February 2020.

Here are some more pictures from the hotel expansion:

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Las Olas Boulevard Safety Improvements Project

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Las Olas Boulevard has the bright green coating installed where the bike lanes meet roadway intersections and driveways.

There are a lot of changes done to East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Forl Lauderdale, FL

If you are driving a car, riding a bike, or even walking along Las Olas Boulevard, you can notice the various modifications done.

This is Las Olas Boulevard Safety Improvements Demontration Project.

It is part of an overall Community Investment Plan for safety and traffic improvements within the Colee Hammock neighborhood, also along S.E. 15th Avenue. The project is the way tocreate a safer connection for people traveling by car, bike or foot on the Las Olas Boulevard.

Hopefully, the new changes will increase safety for all users while connecting Las Olas Boulevard to Fort Lauderdale Beach.

There are bright green and blue areas painted on the roadway. New signs for bike lane and car parking, so be careful and pay attention.

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Light blue color painting on the Las Olas Boulevard indicates that the area is reserved for future placemaking uses such as parklets, sidewalk extensions, and landscaping.
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Las Olas Boulevard sign informs people driving and riding bicycles where they should be biking or parking. Vehicles should never park in a bike lane.

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Do You Ride a Bike?

AvMed Rides bikes by Broward B-cycles. Station at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale,FL
AvMed Rides bikes by Broward B-cycles. Station at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale,FL

Did you know that there is a bike sharing program in Broward County?

AvMed Rides is powered by Broward B-Cycles. This bike sharing program is designed to inspire to use the bike for a short trips. Once the monthly fee is paid, bike rider can use the bike for unlimited number of times.

Be on a look out for the bright yellow bikes and share the streets with them.

State Road 7/ US-441 Roadway Construction in Hollywood, FL

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State Road 7 / US -441 roadway construction in Hollywood, FL

While living in South Florida, we do enjoy a very nice weather all year round. Is is mostly worm and sunny weather, except the month or two in winter when Floridians have to take their jackets and boots out of the closets, or the rainy hurricane season in the summer.

Because the weather is amazing most of the year, buildings and roads contructions goes all year long. Just look at this State Road 7 / US-441 roadway construction in Hollywood. The road construction started in the spring of 2014, and it is scheduled to finish in February of 2019.

“Once completed, US-441/State Road 7 in Hollywood will feature six traffic lanes, landscaped safety medians, dry retention areas for stormwater runoff, new lighting and sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and bus bays. […] will make US-441/State Road 7 much more visually appealing and safer for pedestrians, residents ,businesses, and motorists.”

I drive accross US-441 almost daily. It is nice to see the improvement progress. But this long construction process affects lots of businesses in the area: restaurants, retail stores, auto dealerships and other kind of businesses. It requires lots of patience from local businesses and residents. Because of road constructiont, trafic speed is slower, lanes are beeing redirected or “shifted”. Also there are a lot of people working of foot during the constructions, also plenty of big heavy machinery. So be very careful driving in the area.

I can’t wait to see the final results once the construction is done and over.