We have been watching the weather forecast with much interest over the last several days, and while it is still subject to change we wanted to give a few landscape-related items you may want to check on in addition to the recommendations we are all seeing on TV. Though the chances have lessened, our main threat seems to be excessive rainfall and it is still possible that we will see localized flooding. Check your gutters and downspouts to be sure that whatever water does fall can quickly move away from the house. If you need to install a temporary pipe on a gutter, please do so. Also, please make sure all catch basins and drainage areas throughout your property are clear of leaves and debris which may prevent water from going where its supposed to go.
Keep in mind that if there is damage to your landscape (shrubs, pipes, erosion etc.), we will be available after the storm to help with cleanup and repair if necessary. In the case that you need large limbs or fallen trees cleaned up, we DO NOT have the equipment or the appropriate insurance to handle this kind of damage. Please reach out to one of the many local tree service companies that specialize in this or you can call us at 336-765-6340 for a referral. Again, we can help with smaller downed branches, removing excessive sticks and debris, resulting grading projects, and any needed removal or replacement of shrubs.
Our office will be CLOSED Friday for the safety of our employees and we will not be running our regular routes. If you have concerns over your disruption in service you can call our office and it will forward you to our emergency line. We will also keep our Facebook page updated for any relevant news. At this point we are still uncertain what the extent of the storm will be and because of this we are not sure when we will resume our regular routes. Check our Facebook page or call us for more information on when we will resume services.
Be smart and safe this weekend!