4 Immediate Actions to Take for Hurricane Preparedness
Keep your people and property safe
Just when it feels like you’ve got a to-do list a mile long, it’s time to prepare for hurricane season. While it may be tempting to put off these essential tasks, hurricanes won’t wait for “next week.” Here are the top four things to complete now to mitigate the risk to your landscape and keep people and property safe.
1. Make your disaster plan and pre-authorize storm clean-up.
In the event of a catastrophic storm, the last thing you want to do is comb the yellow pages to find a reputable provider that can help clean up debris, repair damage to your landscape, and restore safe access to the property. When you pre-authorize storm clean-up, you can lock in a provider you trust who will develop a plan with you that can automatically be executed following a storm. Plus, when you pre-authorize with us, you get peace of mind that you’ll get the most expedient response possible because we leverage our national resources to bring in additional support from surrounding areas.
2. Trim your trees.
Make sure you’ve had a certified arborist inspect your trees recently and a qualified tree crew perform any recommended pruning. Weakened limbs, disease, and overly-dense canopies can pose a serious threat in a hurricane’s high winds. Unfortunately, many of these issues are not immediately apparent to the untrained eye, making it all the more important to get the help of a pro.
3. Address drainage issues.
If rainfall frequently leaves your landscape with soggy patches, standing water, or migrating mulch, evaluate the problem before hurricane season. Drainage issues that might seem like a minor inconvenience now could turn into a major problem should you be in the path of a storm.
4. Stake young trees and plants.
Young trees that are still getting established and vulnerable or tender plants can use some extra support to withstand high winds. Be sure stakes are driven securely into the ground and tie-downs have some give to allow natural movement.
For more hurricane preparedness tips for your landscape, download our free toolkit, or lighten your to-do list by leaving the preparations to us. Schedule a free consultation to get started.