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How to Storm Proof Your Yard


Rain clouds, battering winds, and floods can destroy your beautifully manicured lawns and lovely flower beds. They can also bring down majestic trees. To protect your yard from the damaging effects of storms, follow our list of guidelines.

Storm Proofing your Garden

Weather Warnings

Pay attention to storm warnings. You should know when it’s expected to arrive and how long it’s going to last. If you live in flood prone areas, start preparing for the storm a few days in advance.

Inspect your Garden

Walk around your yard and put away items that are going to fall and break during the storm. Do you have any hanging baskets lying around? Take them indoors, so they don’t swing with the wind and crash into your windows. Remove your outdoor furniture if you’re expecting gusty winds and floods. You must also secure objects in place, so they don’t fly around and damage your property.

Build Soakaways

Homeowners often discover a few areas in the yard that are more prone to waterlogging. To overcome this problem build soakaway pits to channel the flow of excess water. Top up the soakaway pit with rubble or gravel. If you live in a flood-prone area, consider installing soakwells on your property. They prevent soil erosion and protect the foundation of your home.

Inspect your Trees

If your trees are tall, dense, and full of big branches, consider asking an arborist to trim them down before the storm arrives. Get rid of dead wood, cracked branches and limbs that are close to your home or power lines. If a tree has shallow roots, it could get uprooted during a storm. So if you think your trees are not robust enough to withstand the storm, ask the professionals to examine them and cut them down if required.

Examine the Drainage System

Inspect the external drains and keep them clear of all leaves, twigs, and debris. You must also examine the drainage holes on your garden wall. Water should flow freely through the drainage holes and into the drainage system. If water accumulates on the other side of the garden wall, it could eventually make the wall collapse.

Don’t forget to clean out your gutters, so rainwater flows freely and doesn’t damage your home or roof edges.

Tree Removal Services in Auckland

If you need to storm proof your yard, get in touch with the professional tree surgeons at Heaven Contracting. We have been offering stump grinding and tree removal services in West Auckland for the past 25 years.

We have the correct knowledge and tools to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We take many precautions to make sure your property remains undamaged during the tree removal process.

No job is too big or small for us. Whether you need tree removal in the North Shore or hedge trimming in West Auckland, don’t hesitate to call us.

Give us a ring on 027 475 2445 or call one of our local branch numbers. You could also visit us online to request an obligation-free quote for tree pruning services in the North Shore.

Heaven Contracting:

Tree Removal North Shore:             09 442 5350

Tree Removal Central Auckland:   09 629 2640

Tree Removal West Auckland:        09 833 7187

Tree Removal East Auckland:         09 577 4260

Tree Removal South Auckland:       09 268 7910

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