Whats Growing On: Preparing For The Next Storm

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Hurricane Dorian didn’t have any major impacts here in North Central Florida, but it is still important to prepare your landscapes and gardens for the next storm that may impact us.

Horticulture expert at UF/IFAS, Taylor Clem says you should start prioritizing the high-risk trees and shrubs that could do major damage now and look for is looking for diseased, dying or dead branches within your trees or shrubs and try to remove them as early as possible.

We didn’t receive very much rain at all, but other hurricanes and even some storms can bring a lot of rainfall to the area. If you have gutters, clean them out, and clean out downspouts to make sure they are not clogged as well.

Making sure your landscape is prepared for the next storm is very important since hurricane season still has another two to three months.

Clem says, "I would recommend that any homeowner, to have your trees regularly inspected and a great way to do that is to go onto the international society arboriculture website.” That link is attached to this article

The weather should be beautiful all throughout the weekend, so now is the perfect time to start preparing for the next storm to hit our area.