How to Care for your Lawn Before and After a Hurricane
If you’re about to move into your new home in Boca Raton, Florida, one thing you ought to know is that, weather-wise, things can get crazy. This is especially important if you care for your lawn. While Boca Raton may sound perfect with its average yearly temperature of 75 degrees, don’t let its climate let your guard down.
Like the rest of Florida, Boca Raton gets its share of hurricanes from around the start of June to the end of November. Boca Raton residents haven’t forgotten Hurricane Wilma when it struck in 2005. With that said, it’s important to know what to do with your lawn before and after a hurricane strikes because they will.
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. The best way to prevent your lawn from taking a heavy beating is to care for it before the hurricane comes in. While weather has always been inherently unpredictable, years of weather forecasts and reports give ideas when it is likely to occur.
Mow your lawn before the hurricane arrives. Unlike lawns with tall grass, those with short grass don’t gather as much debris. If you have any trees, prune their branches and check how firmly they are planted to the ground. If possible, remove any trees weakened by utility installation, insects, or ripe old age as well as any object that isn’t likely to be firmly planted on the ground.
One thing’s for sure: Your lawn will be a mess after a hurricane passes by. If you take steps to care for it before that happens, then you can lessen the impact. You can even get a utility company to provide lawn service Boca Raton residents will appreciate.
Your first step is to assess your lawn and trees, if any, for damage. Prune any damaged trees, remove fallen branches, and let them heal on their own. Another aspect of lawn care Boca Raton residents normally do post-hurricane time is to remove any debris from the lawn such as nails and broken shards of glass to lessen the possibility of anyone getting hurt.
If cleaning up your lawn after a hurricane is more than you can handle on your own, you can hire a professional service provider to deal with it for you. While it’ll surely cost you money, you can count on the company’s expertise to get your lawn proficiently cleaned up. Read more about lawn and tree service Boca Raton companies can provide at eHow.com and EzineArticles.com.
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