Summer is in full swing and most of us have been using our mowers, trimmers, edgers and other various implements of yard beautification for months now. Along with the summer season comes summer storms and as the fall season approaches, those of us near coast lines will deal the coming hurricane season as well. Summer storms and hurricanes bring with them the possibility of damage to property, fallen limbs, uprooted/toppled trees, and more. The days and even weeks following a damaging storm can prove to be dangerous and a stressful time for people trying to return things to normal.
For homeowners and landscape professionals alike, preparing for storm clean up is just as important as emergency preparedness for the home. Having chain saws and generators, fuel and work gloves at the ready is equally as important as stocking up on supplies, food and water before a storm. Alternatively, lack of preparation can cause additional stress and difficulty, making it hard to return life to normal.
Below is a list of tips to help both homeowners and landscape professionals alike to plan ahead and be prepared for clean up after a storm.