How To Prepare Your Garden For A Tropical Storm

If you live in an area that is prone to tropical storms, it’s important to take measures to protect your garden. Here are some tips on how to prepare your garden for a tropical storm. By following these suggestions, you can help ensure that your garden survives the extreme weather with minimal damage.

Arborist Trimming A Tree With Chainsaw

How To Tell If Your Garden Needs Storm-Proofing

One of the first signs that your garden needs extra attention is when plants and foliage begin to sprawl out of control. Branches, twigs and leaves strewn across walkways can be a hazard during high wind conditions.

Another potential danger to look for are objects that might blow around and cause damage during a storm. Planters and pot plants outside your home are often the first items to be picked up by strong winds resulting in breakage. It’s also important to check for loose stones, soil, dead leaves and fallen branches that may need clearing up.

Remove Loose Items

Outdoor furniture, decorations, or children’s toys can all be damaged or cause damage to your home and garden when a tropical storm hits. Store these items in a secure place until the storm has cleared so that you can keep your property and loved ones safe!

Trim Your Trees & Shrubs

Regular tree maintenance is essential for the safety of your property and persons on the premises.

It’s important to remove the following before a storm hits, to avoid damages:

Dead Branches

Regularly trimming and pruning your trees helps maintain their health, but it also serves a vital safety purpose. In the event of a storm, dead branches can pose a serious threat to homes and people nearby. High wind can carry them and use them as missiles against the sides of buildings or vehicles. Even worse, they can cause power lines to come crashing down or hit pedestrians passing by without warning.

Dead Trees

Dead trees can be especially vulnerable during a storm because they lack the strength and flexibility to withstand harsh winds and rain. Even if the tree looks healthy when you look at it, decaying roots could make it more prone to crashing down during a period of bad weather. Furthermore, if any part of the tree were to fall and hit another structure on the property or even another person, then serious damage or injury could occur.

If your trees need maintaining, it’s important to call a professional to take care of them before a storm hits. Taking steps such as removing the dead tree can save you having to call for emergency tree removal after the damage has been done.

Make Sure Your Gutters Are Clean And Clear Of Debris

Preparing your gutters is essential, as clogged downspouts can cause water to pool near foundations and flood your garden. Before a storm strikes, take some time to check that your gutters are clean and free from debris so they can function properly and allow rainwater to drain quickly, protecting you from future concerns or damages.

Are You Ready For Storm Season?

Following these tips will help you prepare your garden for a storm so that everything remains safe and secure. By taking the time to tidy up before bad weather hits, you’ll be ready for storms, and you’ll avoid potential damage to your property and possessions.

Get ahead of the storm and keep your garden safe with All Tree Solutions! Our arborists are ready to help you prepare for bad weather, removing overgrowth and dangerous dead trees or branches. We’ll assess your garden’s safety against tropical storms so that nothing gets damaged. For more information don’t hesitate to give us a call on (02) 4365 3111 today.