Natural calamities like earthquakes and storms are entities that are not under the control of any man. Be it mild or a strong one, the aftermaths produced by these are always difficult to deal with. With huge amount of debris piled up, effective and efficient methods need to be implemented to have an economic disposal of such wastes. Hence this blog is limited to the sphere of a personal garden and is all about cleaning up after a storm of a garden in an effective manner to deal with the debris properly and not end up in any form of hazard.
The pro tips
Efficient disposal of garden waste post storm can be done after fulfilling the following methods: –
- Firstly, all the trees, shrubs and plants of the lawn are to be checked for the extent of storm damage. All the fallen trees or their parts need to be recorded in a notebook so that a professional or trained personnel can study them and provide the right knowledge to regrow them. This would also help in a revamped planning of the plantation of such fallen trees and shrubs to protect them from future storms.
- The drainage, sewer systems and gutters must be checked for leaves, mud, plant debris or water logging. Accordingly, they can be cleaned manually to allow free flow of wastes past the drainage system or any professional drainage expert can be contacted depending upon the extent of damage. Such systems need regular maintenance and revamping to deal properly with the storms.
- All the concrete and broken construction materials like bricks and stones need to be removed from the garden. In the days post the storm, all such debris must be removed completely so that the clogged water pass through the drainage easily or get dried up easily by the effect of the sun. Such debris can further be separated into biodegradable wastes that can be dumped into compost pits and converted into good manure and non-biodegradable wastes that need to be disposed safely according to the regulatory rules and norms meeting the eco-friendly criteria.
- The broken trees must be isolated as they pose a great hazard as the homes to some dangerous creatures and hence be disposed only after contacting a professional from the disposal forum and seeking assistance from him or her in the safest and non-hazardous manner.
- There will be some regions in the garden where water would be clogged or stay standing for a long time and proper distance must be maintained from such regions. In such cases water diseases control board must be contacted so that they can provide the right assistance in disposal of such polluted water or plan out the precautionary measures to be taken against the spread of any form of diseases by such contaminated water.
- Proper watering and fertilizing must be done to take care of the damaged trees and plants and extensive care needs to be taken for their recovery.
From this article we expect our readers to be aware of safe and efficient methods of cleaning up after a storm of a garden.