Have you made it through a life-changing storm and are wondering how to pick up the pieces and begin the repairs on your property? According to Home Advisor, the average homeowner can expect to spend around $8,327 on house repairs after a violent hail and rainstorm. However, while making necessary house repairs, many homeowners overlook the damaged trees on their property. Here are a few ways you can help salvage your damaged trees after a storm, clean up your yard, and prevent your trees from suffering future storm damage.
- Many trees benefit from trimming. The process removes dead branches that could attract fungi and lead to an infection. It also increases airflow and space between the branches, so the leaves can transpire and capture more sunshine. The best time to trim most trees is in late winter when they are still dormant. If you are opting to trim the trees yourself, there are a few tips you will want to follow to make the process easier on your trees.
- Are you a homeowner? Does your lawn currently have a sprinkler system? If you answered yes to both of these questions, something that you should be considering is how long it's been since you last had your system checked out by a professional. As with any other system, a sprinkler system isn't going to last indefinitely. Things like being stepped on or simply having the ground settle around it can lead to troubles in the future.
- Have you grown tired of having the least-attractive lawn in the area? Does it feel like you're always doing work and not actually making much progress? Although growing a lawn isn't the most complicated task that you can undertake, it can nevertheless be difficult depending on the climate and soil where you live. You could give up on the task entirely, admitting defeat and letting your lawn look half-abandoned, or you could hire someone to take care of your lawn for you.
- One type of maintenance that you may be ignoring around your home is tree trimming. It's something that many homeowners don't think of doing, but it is an important task for the overall health of the trees on your property. Here are some signs that you should have professional tree trimming done. Excessive Growth When a tree has excessive growth, it is known as overhang, which can best be described as when you have large branches that have gotten to the point that they are considered a potential safety hazard.