This past week was Hurricane Preparedness Week. Though Nashville and Middle Tennessee is inland and we don’t have to worry about hurricanes, it’s important to be prepared for emergency flooding and serious weather that might make its way toward our local area. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding can be a side effect of many hurricanes that hit the East and Gulf Coast regions. Landscape, tree and lawn maintenance are at risk, so it’s important to know how to be prepared and what to do if or when it arrives.
Trees, lawns and landscapes can be seriously damaged during flooding and emergency rains. Flooding can manifest in three different types: flash flooding, areal flooding and river flooding — all of which are possible here in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. If you’ve lived through the Nashville Flood of 2010, then you understand that emergency situations can happen. It’s important to be prepared. Here are a few ways for your tree care, lawns and landscape can be ready in case of emergency flooding:
Call the Parke Company for an initial consultation — If you haven’t done anything yet, be sure to call them for an initial consultation for any of your landscape and irrigation needs. This will ensure that your your lawn and landscape are level and ready to go.
Have an emergency plan ready — This is common for any emergency situation, but be sure you have an emergency plan ready for your trees and lawn maintenance too. Have the Parke Company’s emergency line and other emergency numbers handy.
Debris cleaned up — The Parke Company has lawn maintenance, mulching and debris services to help make sure your lawns are cleaned up all year round. In the event a disaster happens, you won’t have to worry about loose debris causing damage or other messes to clean up later.
Drainage systems cleared — This will keep the rainwater flowing and prevent unnecessary clogging. Trees are often a culprit of clogging up drainage pipes, so it’s important to make sure the drains are continually kept clear.
Being prepared is a great way to avoid unnecessary stress and damage to your landscape, lawns and trees when flooding occurs. Fortunately for Nashvillians, we don’t have to worry about hurricanes, however that doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of bad weather. Be sure to call the Parke Company for any tree care and landscape needs. For more information, call them today!