Protect Your Lawn From Summer Storms
Our area is no stranger to summer storms that quickly roll through. We also always need to be on the lookout for hurricanes and tropical storms that can develop during this time of year. One of the best things you can do to ensure your lawn has as little damage as possible from a storm is to prepare ahead of time. Preparation is key to saving you time as well as money when it comes to storm cleanup. Here are some helpful tips:
Keep Your Yard Clear
We all know that storms can come quickly and with little warning. It is best to always make sure your lawn and property is storm ready. Make sure that everything in your yard has a place. Be sure not to leave toys, gardening equipment, and pool toys scattered around. If you have a table umbrella with your patio set, be sure to leave it closed when not in use.
Be sure to regularly clean any lingering sticks, branches, and fruit that may have fallen from a nearby tree. As mentioned above, the fewer loose objects in the yard the better to avoid damage during a storm. It is also wise to routinely prune any trees or shrubs to remove any loose or hanging branches.
Inspect Water Drainage
If you notice standing water on your property it is a good idea to determine the source. It may be as simple as debris that is blocking the path of the water. Proper drainage in your yard is necessary to avoid flooding or other nuisances from standing water, such as insects.
Monitor Sprinkler Usage
If there has been considerable rainfall or there is a bad storm expected, be sure to pause or turn off your irrigation system. Overwatering your lawn can lead to considerable damage to your lawn that can be time consuming and costly to repair or replace.
If you have any questions regarding the usage of your sprinklers this summer or are in need of assistance with your home irrigation, be sure to contact us at Challenger Irrigation. We are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and would love to help you.