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    Hurricane season 2014

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    Preparing Your Property’s Exterior For This Year’s Hurricane Season


    Since in most countries it is the hurricane season again, have you completely prepared yourself, your family and home for another wet, rainy and windy roller-coaster ride this 2014?


    In Asia, at least a dozen storms hit several countries each year. And every year, at least one causes so much damage and has even become the cause of many deaths in several countries. As such, before and during the hurricane season, it is really important that you and your family are prepared for the incoming onslaught of any storm that may pass or come your way.


    You may already know the basics of what you need to have and do in your home in preparation for the stormy season. But do you know what to do to prepare the exterior of your home for the rainy and hurricane season this year? And by exterior, we are talking about your lawn or garden here.


    Preparing Your Lawn For The Rainy And Hurricane Seasons


    There is no doubt that every year you prepare adequately for the rainy and stormy seasons. However, you may neglect doing some important tasks to prepare your lawn and all the plants you have outside and other man-made features you have on your garden for this season. Below are some of the vital tasks you need to do or carry out to prepare your lawn for the coming strong and destructive rains, winds, storms and even floods.


    Trim or prune all the trees and tall plants in your lawn. Falling branches can cause a lot of damage to your property and other nearby ones, especially when the stormy winds are really strong. Remove all the dead branches and any branches that are rotting. If there are some branches that are hanging over your roof or your neighbor’s, cut them or have them removed immediately.


    If you have some potted plants, secure them properly or put them inside your home or garage. They are likely to get destroyed during heavy rains and storms.


    For smaller plants located around your yard, you can tie them securely on the grounds with the use of strong and durable ropes and stakes to prevent them from being uprooted.


    Experts in lawn care the Woodlands, TX locals trusts say that you can also cover your plants, flowerbeds and even your turf with some thick blankets or landscape cloth to sufficiently protect them from the strong winds and rains.


    Lastly, If you have some outdoor furniture such as lawn chairs and tables and other equipment, don’t forget to store them in your garage as well. You don’t want them flying around when it becomes really windy outside since they will cause considerable damage to your property. And you don’t want them getting destroyed as well.


    This hurricane season, make sure that you thoroughly prepare your home inside and out to make sure that your property and everyone is safe and secure, no matter how many typhoons will come your way.

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