When living in Florida, making sure your property is prepared for hurricane season is a necessity. This means preparing your home from the potential danger that comes from heavy rains and high winds.
Planning ahead of time can protect your home from flying debris and flooding, saving you time and money, and protection from injury. Below are some tips to make sure your landscape is ready for hurricane season.
Proper pruning of dead or damaged branches on trees helps prevent property damage in the event of a potential storm. Unhealthy branches are more likely to fall off during heavy winds and can be hazardous. If you are unsure which branches to remove or can’t reach them, our team can help to make sure your trees are healthy for the hurricane season.
Stake new plants:
Young trees can be uprooted easily by heavy winds so consider securing them by staking them.
Switch to mulch:
If you have rock or gravel around your yard, consider switching to mulch. During high winds, rocks can become projectiles and spread all over the yard, often breaking windows.
Remove storm hazards:
During high winds, potted plants, wind chimes, lawn furniture can become airborne and should be brought inside to avoid potential damage.
Before a storm hits, make sure your gutters are free of any debris that can prevent stormwater from flowing and cause flooding.
Shut down irrigation system:
Make sure to turn off your irrigation system manually to prevent it from turning on during a storm. Excess water could cause flooding, damage your yard, and kill plants from overwatering.
Hurricane season can be a stressful time for many homeowners and property owners, but with a little planning, you can be ready for the next storm season.
Our team of experts can answer any questions you have and make sure your property is secured for the storm season. So give us a call today to schedule a free home estimate.