10 Aug How to Prepare Your Yard for Hurricane Season in Florida!
Preparing for a Hurricane
When living in Florida, making sure your property is prepared for hurricane season is a necessity. Planning ahead of time can protect your home from flying debris and flooding, which will save you money and time after the storm is over. If you’re Preparing for a Hurricane, our team at Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service wants to help!
Whether you have lived through dozens of hurricanes or have never seen one before, our team of expert arborists can provide you with the best tips to help you get ready when you’re Preparing for a Hurricane. After speaking with us, you’ll feel confident that your property is ready to withstand any hurricane.
Hurricane Preparation Tips
Here are some of the ways we can make sure your lawn is ready for hurricane season.
Prune Branches: If you have trees on your lawn, you should prune their dead or dying branches. Unhealthy branches are more likely to fall off during heavy winds and can be hazardous. If you don’t know which branches to remove or you can’t reach them, our team has the best equipment to make sure your trees are healthy for hurricane season.
Stake New Trees: Young trees don’t have the same roots system as older trees do, which means they aren’t anchored into the ground as strong. To prevent them from being uprooted by the wind, drive a 2×4 into the ground and tie the trunk of your tree to it. Be sure not to tie the tree too loose or else the rope will fall off and not be effective.
Check Drainage: If you have storm drains around your yard, check to make sure they are free from debris. Blocked drains will prevent stormwater from flowing and cause flooding. Standing water is unhealthy for your yard because it can cause trees to fall and lead to overwatering of plants.
Bring Small Plants Inside: Plants that are light and delicate should be brought inside so that they are not thrown around by the wind. If you have plants which are too large to fit inside, lay them on their side or place them somewhere that offers protection from the wind.
Turn Off Sprinklers: Many irrigation systems automatically turn off during the rain, but it’s better to turn them off yourself manually. The rain may dry out but the soil is still saturated, so any water from sprinklers will do more harm than good for your yard.
Control Insects: When there is heavy rain many insects look for the high ground, such as your home. Our experts can inform you of the insects which may try to get into your home, and we’ll be able to provide you with the best ways to prevent them from getting into your home in the time of a hurricane.
Hurricane Prep Checklist
Hurricane season is a stressful time for many homeowners, but with a little planning, you’ll be ready for the storms to come. With decades of experience, our team has seen it all and can answer any questions you have about making sure your property is secured for a hurricane.
At Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service, Preparing for a Hurricane has never been easier! We know how important a yard is for any property, and we want to make sure yours stays just the way it is!
Learn more about our lawn services and hurricane tips by calling us today at (305) 233-9369 or click here to schedule a free home estimate!