3 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Yard After A Severe Storm

Jason Hunt

Sometimes severe storms can cause extreme damage to your yard. The powerful winds can wreak havoc on even the strongest of trees and plants, and can spread debris all over your yard. Cleaning up after this type of a storm can sometimes be overwhelming, but if you keep some things in mind, you will be able to clean up after the storm in the safest and most effective way possible. This article will discuss 3 specific tips for cleaning up your yard after a severe storm. 

Hire A Tree Removal Service For Fallen or Falling Trees

If the storm happened to blow over any of your trees, or even partially blew them over, it is a good idea to call a tree removal service to come and remove the trees right away. Fallen trees can be a danger to your family, and may destroy your yard. Also, if the tree either fell onto your house, or into the road, this makes the removal of the tree even more dire. Trees that are in the process of falling can be even more dangerous, because you have no clue when they will fall, and what type of damage they will create. Calling a tree removal service (such as Caledon Treeland) will allow you to get professionals to your home quickly who will use a crane, chains, and whatever else they may need to safely remove the tree from your yard. 

Pick Up The Trash Right Away

If the storm happened to spread trash all over your yard, then pick it up right away. The last thing that you need is this trash blowing all over, and you getting fined for littering. Simply get a large trash bag, and start with the biggest debris first. Make sure that you locate your garbage can if it blew away in the storm, and place any items that don't fit inside your trash bag inside of it. 

Take Care Of All Damaged Or Destroyed Plants, Flowers, and Grass

If you find that some of your flowers and/or other plants have been destroyed during the storm, then take the time to remove them and replace them with new ones. Also, if you find that areas of your yard were either flooded, or destroyed by debris, then wait for the water to soak into the ground, and then re-seed these areas or place new sod down. Also if flooding occurred in your flower and/or plants beds, you can place more wood chips, in them to help absorb some of that extra water.