Hurricane Season and Sprinkler Irrigation

water droplets on grassThank you for visiting the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. We like to keep our online visitors informed about anything related to sprinkler irrigation and drainage, and today we would like to divulge the correlation between hurricane season and sprinkler irrigation.

This year, hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th, and Florida is usually the state that absorbs the heaviest of damage for the rest of the country. Temperature and humidity is inevitably present causing a culmination of turbulent weather.

Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage. A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane, and turning off your sprinkler irrigation system during severe storms could really help prevent damage.

Hydration is important during these intense summers as the heat and humidity rise, for both ones body and foliage. Hydration is very important in the summer dry stretches in the Orlando area of Central Florida to keep our lawns, bushes, plants and trees flourishing throughout this challenging season.

There really is little to do in order to protect your trees, plants and foliage during hurricane season. They have the option to sway in the windy, rainy conditions, but damage prevention is always an important consideration.

Some trees could be so tall that they pose a threat to your house or surrounding homes. Cutting down these very tall trees could be imperative to prevent damage prior to an active hurricane season. Precautionary measures should be taken to eliminate large trees or branches that could cause problems, and be sure to clean the yard of any items that could become projectiles in an approaching storm. Florida’s Solid Waste Authority has actually compiled a list of hurricane tips and information that could prove helpful in the event of an oncoming hurricane or tropical storm.

Forecasters William Gray and Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University released their 2014 hurricane season predictions as nine named storms and three hurricanes, one of them major. So far this year, the only storm activity was tropical storm Arthur, which formed off the coast of Florida on July 1st and eventually weakened to a post-tropical cyclone over Canada. The rest of the hurricane names for this year are: Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.

We invite you to bookmark our blog and website for more news, tips and advice concerning sprinkler irrigation and drainage. If you are in the Central Florida and Orlando area and need sprinkler installation, service, repair or maintenance, contact us at 407-302-2227 today!

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