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Friday, October 26, 2012

Franken What?


You know the drill. It’s time to prep for what could be one of those unpredictable New England storms. The weather folks are calling it something frightful, Frankenstorm, which is certain to get the supermarkets and hardware stores buzzing. It's a search for batteries and gadgets, milk and bread. Don’t miss out. There might be a sale on Halloween candy if the storm hits the way the meteorologists predict, which is sometime Monday-iish for New England.

But let’s not take it lightly. There is lots to be done so don’t underestimate your outdoor chores. It’s always recommended to be prepared for any nasty weather and checking your landscape is always a priority. So without question, all that outdoor furniture should be stored away or secured but don’t overlook those newly planted trees. If it wasn’t done already, make sure all are properly supported with guying systems. If a guying system is installed, check its tension – not too tight, not too loose. Make sure any drainage areas like gutters aren’t stuffed with autumn leaves including storm drains at the bottom of your street. 

And as always, as you hunker down, if Frankenstorm should hit, it’s important to notice such things as wind direction. This past post regarding winter storms touches upon the importance of wind direction and what you can learn for future plantings.

As Dale Carnegie reminds us, “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”

Images by Ann Bilowz  (Past photos that just seemed to work!)

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