The Best Way to Prepare Your Lawn for a Hurricane

lawn careWhether you’ve experienced a lot of hurricanes or have not had one before, lawn care and landscaping professionals offer these tips to help you prepare for these weather conditions.

Lawn Care: Preparing For A Hurricane

Here are some Carolina Forest lawn care tips that expert lawn care and landscaping providers use to make sure that your yard is prepared for the hurricane season.

Prune Branches

If you have trees in your lawn, you need to keep dying or dead branches cut down. Once the winds of a heavy storm hits, these branches will fly or fall through the air. And if they are large tree branches, they will become a serious hazard during the hurricane season. Don’t forget to check with your lawn care expert about pruning the branches that you can’t reach or perhaps if you don’t have the right equipment to get rid of them on your own.

Stake New Trees Properly

Because younger trees don’t have similar root systems like those that are older, their anchor to the ground won’t be as strong as trees that are mature. Consequently, the hurricane winds could easily cause damage by uprooting them. So, it’s a good idea to add a 2×4 into the ground and securely tie them to the tree trunk. Make sure that you don’t tie it too lose because it’ll be ineffective and the rope will just fall off.

Check The Drainage System

In case you have storm drains around your yard, make sure to check that they don’t have any debris. If the drains are blocked, the stormwater won’t flow properly flow and it will increase the chances of flooding not only in your yard but also in your neighbors. Standing water can cause problems to your landscaping and your lawn. It will case trees to fall, lead to overwatering, as well as a diseased lawn.

Large and Small Potted Plants

If you have delicate small plants, you need to keep them inside during the hurricane season. For your large potted plants that are too heavy or big to bring inside your home, make sure to find a secure place where you can put them on their side.

Turn Off Your Sprinklers

You need to make sure that your sprinklers are turned off before a hurricane strikes especially when your sprinkler system doesn’t turn off automatically. Remember that when it rains, the soil in your lawn will be saturated with water. You have to test the soil later on, once the hurricane has passed and during your hurricane cleanup, to determine if it’s time to turn on the sprinkler system.

Hurricane season can be a very stressful time for homeowners like you. But this is a reality that you need to face especially if you live in an area where storms hit regularly. With a little preparation and planning, your home, family, and lawn can be ready for this tough season.

 

Call now and let us help you prepare your lawn for the hurricane season.

 

Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-504-4901
https://connerslawncare.com/