Last Updated on July 31, 2019 by Gardens Home Management Services
If you live in or own property in Florida and the surrounding area, chances are that you will come face-to-face with a hurricane in your lifetime. By hiring professional estate and garden management teams to always be available to prepare your property in the event of a hurricane, you can effectively protect your garden and home when one strikes.
Ways to Prepare Your Garden and Home for Upcoming Storms and Bad Weather
The time to prepare for a storm or hurricane is now, while the weather is good and there is no sign of a cloud in the sky. Do not wait for a storm to be on its way before you start scrambling around to prepare. Here is what you can do:
- Maintain the trees and shrubs in your yard. Weak branches and trees that could fall or break easily should be pruned and cut back. Strong winds can cause flying debris which can be fatal.
- Opt for shredded bark instead of rock and gravel. Many landscapes include rock and gravel, but these can become serious hazards when blown all over the place by strong winds.
- Install shutters on your windows. While some people opt to temporarily board their windows, it is recommended that you have shutters installed and regularly checked and maintained. When a storm approaches, these can be secured to protect your windows and the contents of the home.
- Keep the yard clear of furniture, equipment, tools, and toys. It is a great idea to store any tools, equipment, and toys in the garage when not in use. If you have garden furniture, move it into the house or garage when a hurricane is on its way. Furniture, tools, and equipment caught up in a hurricane can prove to be fatal.
Professional Home Management to Prepare Your Garden and House for Hurricane Season
Many home owners in Florida are not always around when the hurricane season strikes. For these people, a professional estate or garden management team is the solution. These teams are well versed in the process of preparing for a hurricane; they will ensure that your home is protected and that you are kept updated when a hurricane or severe storm strikes.
If you would like to ensure that your property is protected, we recommend that you contact us at Gardens Home Management Services. We can take care of your Florida home and ensure that the damage to your property is kept to a minimum.