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How to Protect Your Garden from Severe Weather Damage
by Suman Kabeer
January 28, 2020

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When a weather warning is on the horizon, it’s important that you start to make preparations to reduce the amount of damage done to your home, car, and family. However, many individuals forget to make similar preparations to ensure their garden is protected and safe. Taking preventive measures to your garden can greatly reduce the amount of damage done to your plants, garden structures, and your home. With that in mind, here are some useful tips on how best to protect your garden in the event of severe weather. Tidy Up

Before a storm or hurricane arrives in your area, it’s advisable to have a walk around your garden and pick up any loose items such as furniture, children’s toys, garden tools, as well as fallen branches. When severe weather hits, powerful winds can blow debris around your garden quite violently, causing a huge amount of damage to walls, as well as breaking windows, therefore, collecting and storing items can reduce the amount of damage caused.

Inspect Shrubs & Trees

It’s important that you check the roots and branches of shrubs and trees that you have in your garden. If you find any broken branches, they should be removed, and exposed roots need to be covered. Taking action can help protect plants from additional physical damage. What’s more, it will help reduce the risk of plants being uprooted.

Keep Off the Grass

It’s recommended you wait for severe weather to improve before you walk or work on a lawn following flooding or a storm, especially if you were hit with heavy rain. After a storm has hit, lawns are fairly easily damaged, especially as the waterlogged soil is unable to support the additional weight.

Pay Close Attention to Fir Trees

If you have fir trees planted in your garden, you need to be aware that they can be exceptionally vulnerable to high winds because of their height and dense foliage. Inspect your trees and get rid of any dead or broken branches before a storm arrives. You should also consider reducing the height of your fir trees, however, only do so if the weather conditions are suitable.

Trim Top-Heavy Flowering Plants

If you have top-heavy plants in your garden such as roses, trim them back before a storm takes hold. Even if they aren’t in the pruning season, these kinds of plants are at a higher risk of being uprooted.

Seek Help

After a storm has hit your area, it’s only natural that you will want to get your property and garden back in order, therefore, enlisting help from Advantage Construction storm damage repair can help take care of any destruction caused to the interior and exterior of your property.

If the area you live in is prone to severe weather conditions such as hurricanes, it’s important that you do all that you can to keep your home and garden protected. Knowledge is power, so taking all the tips listed above onboard can help ensure you’ve taken precautionary action to reduce the amount of damage to your home.

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