1. Protect your palms and your property
Not only should you dispose of dry fronds as soon as possible to prevent them from catching fire, you should also prune your palm trees regularly. Spring is a good time to start. If you’re unsure how to get the job done or don’t have the tools to do it, a certified arborist can help.
2. Mow with the right frequency
One of the most common mistakes is not mowing frequently enough or mowing too often. Once a week is a good cadence but if you’re experiencing a lot of rain during wet seasons (April through September), twice a week may be better. During dry months (generally October through March), you can slow to about every two weeks.
3. Know when to water
It’s better to water during the early morning hours when it’s cooler outside to avoid evaporation. During hot, dry months, saturate grass a full inch but beware of water regulations. You can water less during wetter months. If you don’t want to lug a hose around the yard, you may want to consider installing an irrigation system to help keep your lawn and plants looking lush and healthy.
4. Heed the hurricanes
In addition to keeping trees trimmed, there are several things you can do to get your yard ready for high winds and heavy rains. Ensure there is an efficient drainage system and pathway to avoid flooding. It’s also important to clear your yard and storm drains of debris. Remove and store loose plants, hanging baskets and lawn décor to protect from storm winds.
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