Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in history, struck in September 2017. Its catastrophic path cut across the Caribbean and southeastern United States, causing massive devastation. The aftermath of Hurricane Irma saw landscapes stripped of their natural beauty. Trees were uprooted or left battered and their branches shattered. Foliage was stripped bare, gardens and parks were drowned by floods, and soil erosion wreaked havoc on the land. Oasis Palms & Landscaping helped many residents in the city to recover the damaged landscape.
Landscape Recovery after a Storm
Recovering a landscape from the aftermath of storm Irma is a challenge. Our brand excels in such landscape recovery services. We can restore it back to its original condition.
1. Expert Assessment
Our skilled arborists will first inspect each tree in your landscape. They evaluate the overall health and structural stability of the trees. We look for signs of damage, disease, or other issues caused by the storm. The objective is to make a well-informed decision regarding the rehabilitation potential of each tree. Trees that pose safety hazards due to storm damage are identified for removal to ensure the safety of your property.
2. Targeted Pruning and Trimming
For trees that can be salvaged, our experienced team performs precise and careful pruning and trimming. This involves the strategic removal of damaged, weak, or hazardous branches. By eliminating these vulnerable sections, we stimulate the tree’s natural regrowth and enhance its structural integrity. This ensures the overall well-being of the tree.
3. Soil Restoration
Due to the storm, your landscape’s soil may have experienced damage. We conduct vital soil testing by collecting samples to assess nutrient levels and identify any imbalances that could impede the recovery of plants and trees. If any problems are found, we rectify them. The aim is to ensure that the soil is in optimal condition to support new growth.
4. Selection of Native Species
When it is time for replanting, we prioritize native plants and trees. These species are naturally adapted to the local environment. Therefore, they are inherently resilient to climatic conditions and more likely to thrive. Our experts carefully select the appropriate native species and plant them in your landscape. However, we take your interests into account as well and choose options that align with your taste.
Watering is necessary for nurturing the newly planted vegetation during the recovery process. It is essential to provide these plants with the right amount of moisture to support their optimal growth. Our team creates customized watering schedules that cater to the specific needs of each plant in your landscape. This ensures that your greenery receives adequate hydration without the risks of overwatering or underwatering.
6. Mulching for Soil Health
As part of the recovery process, we apply a protective layer of mulch around plants and trees. This layer of mulch serves multiple vital purposes. It plays a significant role in retaining soil moisture and ensures that the ground stays adequately hydrated. Also, it prevents drastic fluctuations that can stress your plants and trees. Furthermore, this mulch layer acts as a barrier against weed growth. In sum, this protective mulch layer significantly aids in the recovery of your landscape.
7. Pest and Disease Management
To safeguard your plants and trees during their recovery, we implement preventive strategies against common pests and diseases. Otherwise, they can hinder your plant and tree growth. One of the most important things is regular inspections. It helps us to detect any signs of infestations or diseases early. Therefore, we can take care of them before they spread. If necessary, we apply environmentally friendly solutions for pest and disease management to ensure the health and vitality of your recovering greenery.
8. Ongoing Monitoring and Care
Recovery is not a one-time process but an ongoing one. This is why we remain vigilant at all times. Our dedicated team continually monitors the progress of your landscape’s recovery. It helps to make any necessary adjustments to our care plan if required. Also, we provide additional support and care to ensure the best possible outcome for your recovering plants and trees.
9. Seasonal Considerations
We consider the unique needs of your landscape during different seasons. Our approach to care adapts to changing environmental conditions. For instance, we might adjust our watering schedule or mulching approach to account for variations in temperature, rainfall, and the changing requirements of your plants and trees as they continue to recover and thrive.
10. Sturdy Structural Support
In cases where trees have suffered substantial storm damage, our team employs advanced bracing and cabling techniques. These methods involve securing the tree’s weaker or damaged branches and trunks to provide essential structural support. By doing so, we not only stabilize the tree but also prevent further damage and promote the healthy recovery of its structure. These support measures are crucial for the tree’s overall well-being.
The aftermath of a storm like Hurricane Irma is a monumental challenge. Oasis Palms & Landscaping provide expertise, dedication, and a deep understanding of natural landscapes and can restore them to their former glory. Choosing us for landscape recovery is the right choice. We offer a comprehensive approach, from initial assessment to sustainable practices, ensuring that your landscape not only recovers but also thrives.