Preparing Your Yard for Hurricanes

kate-tandy-1577-unsplashHurricane season is here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about getting your property ready for the increase in storms. While you probably already have an established process to prepare your home for a hurricane, it’s equally important to pay attention to the state of your yard. Before you call an Orlando trash removal company to haul away your yard debris, follow these simple, important steps:

Prepare Your Trees

For older trees on your property, you’ll want to trim away any damaged, low-hanging, or dead branches before the storm hits. Schedule a tree trimming appointment with an arborist to ensure the trimming doesn’t damage the rest of the tree. For younger saplings, reinforce them by adding support stakes around the trunk. Make sure the stakes go deep into the ground to withstand storm-force winds.

Put Away Lawn Furniture

Even tropical storm-force winds are strong enough to send lawn furniture flying. Instead of leaving it out during the storm, bring it inside. Keep it in your garage or mudroom to make sure it stays sheltered from the storm. Lawn toys, gardening tools, and hanging planters should also be brought inside before the storm hits. If the furniture is too bulky or you’re in a hurry, stack it together in a corner on the exterior of the house. This will reduce the chance of wind picking it up and throwing it into your neighbor’s yard.

Harvest What You Can

Vegetable gardens add value to your home, but severe weather can easily wipe out your entire crop. Before the storm reaches land, try to harvest what you can. This way, you’ll still get to enjoy some of that fresh-grown produce even if a large portion of the garden is lost.

Care for Your Pool

It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s best to leave your pool full of water. Most pools have built-in overflow protection and can handle heavy rainfall without flooding your yard. Instead, shock your pool with chlorine to help it combat any contaminants that might wash in, then turn off all electrical and water supply to the pool.

After the Storm

After the storm hits, it’s likely you’ll have a lot of trash and yard waste on the property. While the city will collect some of the waste, it won’t collect everything. Save yourself the trouble of driving to the dump and schedule a pickup with a trash removal company. We’ll haul away the debris and garbage left from the storm for you.

If getting ready for hurricane season leaves your yard cluttered with debris and junk, contact Junk Angel as soon as possible. As an experienced Orlando trash removal service, we’ll help you get rid the waste before and after the storm. Call 1-888-80ANGEL or fill out a service request form.

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