How Executive Landscaping Designs Your Commercial Landscape for Severe Storms
As a business owner on the Gulf Coast, you must contend with the threat of severe storms and hurricanes every year from June 1st to November 30th. Therefore, when choosing landscape and hardscape elements for your property, you need to consider how well they will hold up under the most severe weather conditions.
As veteran landscapers on the Gulf Coast, Executive Landscaping contractors understand what it takes to fortify your landscape and prepare it for hurricane season. We follow a rigid step-by-step process to implement landscape designs that can withstand the rigors of storms along the Gulf Coast.
Our Landscape Design Process
1. Proper Tree Placement
Falling trees are one of the leading causes of property damage during hurricanes. We plant larger trees away from buildings, power lines and other structures.
2. Tree and Plant Selection
When choosing trees and other plants, we consider their potential for damage as they grow. We plant smaller trees and shrubs close to structures. We also plant wind-resistant trees such as
- All palm trees
- Southern magnolia
- Crepe myrtle
- Bald cypress
- Red maple
Our landscape maintenance plan includes regular tree pruning. Pruning removes dead and dying branches , allowing room for new growth and protecting your property from loose branches and debris during storms.
4. Bundle Planting
One of the most effective ways to protect trees from high winds is to plant them in groups of five or more. When planted together, trees provide buffers for other trees and lessen the wind’s impact
5. High-Quality Trees
The tree leader is the vertical stem at the top of the trunk. A strong leader supports the tree during harsh weather. We plant high-quality trees with central leaders and solid structures. They may cost a little more, but they’re also more likely to withstand high winds and heavy rains.
Diverse landscapes are more productive and adapt better to changes in the Gulf Coast climate. To maintain diversity in your landscape, we plant a variety of native trees and shrubs of different ages. This results in a landscape with several layers of growth
Post-Storm Inspection and Maintenance
If a storm damages your landscape, schedule landscape maintenance immediately. Any delay can cause problems to worsen and become more costly. We inspect your trees and other plant life to identify damage and determine their long-term health, even if there is no visible damage.
We consider rooting space for new trees planted in your landscape. We provide trees with enough rooting space to accommodate their mature size. Small trees need at least 10 feet by 10 feet of rooting space, medium trees need at least 20 feet by 20 feet and large trees need at least 30 feet by 30 feet.
Schedule Landscaping Services on the Gulf Coast
Let Executive Landscaping[PI1] fortify your commercial landscape and prepare your property for hurricane season. We offer complete landscape service on the Gulf Coast. Call (850) 478-2312 to schedule service today.