Our properties need to be taken good care of throughout the year, and depending on what season it is; you will need to do different jobs in order to ensure it is a safe place to be. Being able to protect your property in the event of a storm isn’t only about ensuring that your roof tiles are secure and that outdoor blinds are retractable, as it is just as important to make sure that nothing in your garden like trees or bushes pose a danger if high winds or heavy rain comes your way.
Avoid Storm Damage
The best way to avoid damage during a storm is to get a risk assessment done by one of our professionals, who will be able to advise you about whether or not you need to have any trees removed or cut back. Storm damage in gardens can pose a huge danger, as everything from old trees to powerlines are at risk of falling down.
Here’s how to make sure your garden remains a safe haven, even during a big storm:
- Get your big plants and trees regularly trimmed, pruned and well maintained, to ensure they don’t have any lose branches that can fly off during a storm
- Have old trees removed
- Get your trees checked out for diseases to ensure they are secure
- Ensure everything is planted away from your windows, so that they won’t smash through glass during strong winds
It isn’t only your property that can get damaged during a storm. You will also need to ensure that old trees won’t fall on your garden shed, into your swimming pool or pond, or knock down a fence if they fall during bad weather. Tree lopping is sometimes the only option if you have an old, large or sick tree. However, we do stress that tree lopping is the last option that we will consider all options in a bid to ensure that we do our best to protect the planet.
As well as getting old, diseased, dying, large and other dangerous trees pruned or removed, you should also do other things to protect your garden during a storm, including the following:
- Use row covers to protect vegetables
- Take potted plants and flowers indoors or move them up against the house
- Use your fence to create a wind break
- Use blanket barriers over garden beds using stakes and sheets to protect low-lying plants in a storm
You can also take advantage of Mother Nature and put buckets and containers out to catch the water to reuse.
We provide a professional service to help you with all manner of tree services and can come to your home or place of business to do a risk assessment, so that we can get rid of any potential dangers before winter comes. This is by far the best way to avoid damage during a storm to both your garden and your property from falling trees, flying debris and broken branches.