Preparing the Landscape for a Hurricane

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and ends November 30th, 2017. Each year, we gear up for this season by stocking up on canned food, bottled water, batteries and more. Although this is important, we should not forget about our plants and trees.

We recently offered tips on protecting your plants during the winter season. Now, here are some tips to protect your plants during hurricane season.

Make a plan:

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you should plant high quality trees that have good structure. Planting more wind-resistant trees makes it more likely they will survive hurricane season. When the season comes near, pay attention to your trees to make sure they are in good shape. Look out for large, dead branches, as these should be removed to prevent damage to your home.

Protect the Harvest:

If you have a vegetable garden, harvest all vegetables before the storm arrives to keep them out of harm’s way. Chances are, if high winds arrive, there will be little to no produce left in your garden. Produce covered by flood water will likely need to be discarded.

Plant Protectors:

You could purchase individual plant and garden bed protectors to protect your plants and beds from heavy winds and rain.

It is important to hurricane-proof your home and clear items such as barbeque grills, pool chairs, wood, etc. from around your home to prevent damage to your home and landscaping. You should also estimate how long it will take you to carry out these types of emergency plans and get the entire family involved. The more preventative measures you take, the safer you will be during hurricane season. For more information on protecting your landscape from hurricanes, click here

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