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Spring Storm Landscaping Survival Guide

Living in Texas, the weather can be quite unpredictable and a large storm can easily take your area by surprise. When this happens, nothing is worse than seeing your landscaping labors get washed away in the turbulence.

Even though we live in an area that runs the risk of lawn ruining storms, there are still steps you can take to ensure that your plants stay vibrant when the sun comes out from behind the clouds.

Be Mindful of Your Planting Preferences

Strong winds are a staple of spring storms, so try to stay ahead of the curve when planting your trees and plants. Wind resistance is possible when planting, so aim for wind resistance through options like:

  • Crape Myrtles
  • Southern Magnolias
  • Live Oaks
  • Cypress Trees

Prepare for Hail

If a hail storm comes out of nowhere, there really isn’t much you can do to protect your spring flower beds. However, thanks to modern technology, most people can have an accurate prediction of storm patterns in their area. With this knowledge in your hands, you can best prepare your more fragile plants for a hail storm or torrential rain. This can be accomplished with sturdy gardening pots or buckets placed over the flowers directly before the storm hits.

Prevent Damage to Nearby Structures

Unfortunately, strong enough winds can still cause some substantial damage to your trees and large bushes with even the deepest roots. So when planting, make sure to measure the distance between your shrubbery and their proximity to structures like your home, garage, shed, or even driveway.

If you really want to have curb appeal closer to your home, consider planting smaller bushes or a colorful flower bed of perennials that you won’t have to worry too much about if storm damage does occur.

Plant in Groups

Trees, bushes, and similar plants have a higher chance of surviving a stronger storm if they are planted in groups. Clusters create a safety barrier for the plants in the interior of this mass. Note that you will still run the potential of losing some of the outer plants in your groups, but this is a great strategic approach to creating less work in the aftermath of a storm.

Keep Your Gardens Storm-Ready with Yepez Lawn Services

Don’t let spring showers or worse get your landscaping down. Stay prepared with the help of Yepez Lawn Services on your side. We are Dallas’ premiere landscaping team and have the experience and tools to make your landscaping look pristine no matter the season. Contact us today to schedule a landscaping makeover.