Strong winds and rain from hurricanes can be intimidating. You may be wondering how to best prepare and protect your landscaping from hurricane damage. As a Houston landscaping company and pool builder, we know how much effort goes into your yard. Here are some tips for hurricane preparation so that your landscape is protected.
Once you’ve gotten word that a tropical storm or hurricane is coming to the area, immediately get to work on your yard. First, take a survey of your property. Do you see any loose branches on trees? Is there much debris in your yard? Take stock of the amount of un-secured items you have laying around. If you have a pool, check out our blog on pool preparation before a hurricane for tips with how to keep your pool safe. If you see anything in your yard that could cause problems, reach out to a professional landscaping company or pool builder in Houston or Katy for help.
Be sure to bring all free-standing items inside if you can in order to protect your landscaping from hurricane damage. Anything that could become a projectile in high winds should be moved to a safe storage area. This could include potted plants, patio furniture, wind chimes, decorations, outdoor kitchen equipment, and toys. If items are too heavy to move, try to keep them gathered close to each other so they are less likely to cause damage.
There are a few important things to do for your trees to make sure they are less likely to be dangerous. However, trying to perform these tasks yourself can spell disaster. It is possible to trim trees incorrectly, causing them to become top-heavy and more likely to fall, or causing branches to be more likely to break. Consider hiring a Houston or Katy pool and landscape design company such as 3D Pools and Landscape to take care of your trees. This ensures that all debris will be cleaned beforehand. We recommend hiring professional maintenance in certain seasons to be sure that your trees and landscape are always maintained.
Cut the Power
Before the hurricane hits, turn off your irrigation system and cut the power to the outside. This protects the system itself as well as your power sources. It also can prevent your pool from becoming a dangerous hazard for your family.
Hurricanes can be intimidating, but with the proper preparation, you have a higher chance of keeping you and your family safe. At 3D Pools and Landscape, a Houston and Katy landscape and pool design company, we can take care of landscape maintenance as well as help you prepare yourself for a hurricane.