Is Your Yard Ready for Hurricane Season?
Remove Dead Trees from Your Property before the Storm Comes
Hurricane season for the Atlantic region starts in June, but it peaks August to end of October. If your property is not hurricane-proof yet, now is the perfect time to get started before the storms come.
In Pennsylvania, while we may not see the eye of the storm, our state definitely experiences the high wind speeds, flooding, and harsh downpours. When your yard is full of brush and dead trees, it increases the risk for significant property damage after a storm. To get ready for peak hurricane season, contact the professionals at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service. We can help with your tree trimming, and even remove dead or dying trees, so that you do not have to worry about them potentially costing you thousands in property damage.
Essential Tips to Help Prepare Your Yard for Hurricane Season
While removing dead trees from your property is top priority before hurricane season spikes, you should also take time to prepare the rest of your yard.
Some things to keep in mind while you go about the task include:
- Inspect Trees and Shrubs on the Property: First, look for any signs of rotting or damaged branches on your trees and shrubs. Get down on the ground and look at the roots or base as well and see if there are any signs of rot. If so, these need removal, because, in heavy winds, these weakened trees are likely to fall.
- Replace Trees before or after Hurricane Season: Avoid planting any new trees from June through November as hurricanes strike during these months. Newly planted trees are too weak, do not have the root structure to take hold, and they also become a risk to your home. When out of hurricane season, plant trees that are resistant and hardy enough to withstand high winds and downpours.
- Inspect Drainage in the Yard: Clear your storm drains and rain gutters for proper drainage, but also make sure there is no chance of water pooling in your yard. As water pools and the ground become heavily saturated, even healthy trees are at risk for falling over in high winds when the soil is too wet for their roots to hold firm.
- Keep in Mind Your Patio and Yard Décor: Any time a storm warning is issued, remove loose patio and yard décor items that can fly around in high winds and cause damage to your property, the neighborhood, and vehicles in the area. Items like toys, bikes, swing sets, tools and lawn equipment, patio furniture, trash cans, and even wind chimes need a place to go when you are storm prepping.
- Prune Early Enough: Ideally, you should have trees trimmed and pruned before hurricane season, which is May to June. If you prune right before a storm, you may have branches that are still too weak to stay strong in the wind. Regardless, if you see any tree limbs that are dead or decayed, call in a professional to have your tree trimmed before peak season. It is still less risky to remove these decayed items than leaving them.
Contact the Tree Care Pros at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc. for Pre-Hurricane Preparation
The tree care team at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc. can help protect your property and your family’s safety by coming out to inspect trees and large shrubs on your property and removing or trimming those that need it before the season picks up.
Contact our team today to schedule a tree removal or trimming service. Call us at (215) 822-3886 or contact us online.