Protecting Your Home From Brutal Winds
It’s no surprise how damaging strong winds can be to your landscaping and, more importantly, your home. More often than not, severe, damaging storms are unpredictable and leave little time to prepare for.
With that being said, there are a few preventative steps you can take that could potentially save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the long run. If there’s windy weather heading your way, keep these tips in mind:
Three Tips to Protect Your Yard From Stormy Weather
Trim Your Trees Well
One of the most important and preventative steps in protecting your home during a windstorm is keeping your trees well-trimmed with arborist supplies. Living in the Northeast, we all know that hurricanes yield heavy rain and violent windstorms — a perfect recipe for debris such as toppled trees, fallen branches, and downed power lines. But, by keeping your trees well-trimmed and away from power lines, windows, and roof, you could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
Unsure if you’re at risk? Schedule a consultation with our landscape professionals. We can examine your property and analyze any major landscaping risks your home may face—not to mention makes suggestions on how you can improve your curb appeal.
If you’re in a flat, wind-prone area, but would still like to add some trees to your landscaping, consult your landscaping service for options. We can provide you with captivating landscape designs and options for strong, stylish trees suitable for stormy weather.
Collect and Store Any Garden Hazards
It is also a good idea to remove anything that is not firmly rooted to the ground. This includes but is not limited to potted plants, hanging baskets, garden containers, trashcans, holiday decorations, and much more. All it takes is a strong gust of wind to see one of these items flying through the air and heading straight for your bedroom window!
In addition, any and all gardening tools should be properly secured and stored away; this can prevent terrible accidents from occurring during high winds. The last thing you want is to find your shovel in your car’s windshield— it can happen!
Keep your plants protected
If you know a storm is on its way, then it’s probably a good idea to start protecting the small trees and shrubbery in your garden, as these are very susceptible to wind damage. You can do this by reinforcing them with stakes or by surrounding them with sand or soil bags.
With heavy rain, it’s also imperative to have proper irrigation and drainage to prevent turning your yard or garden into a Great Lake. Consider consulting your professional landscaper for more advice on these options.