How did you go with the recent wild weather in South East Queensland? We hope you and your property avoided too much damage and disruption. Despite a huge amount of rainfall and loss of power, Daleys Turf was lucky enough to be able to continue trading throughout the recent storms and subsequent flooding and things are getting back to normal around the turf farm.
And so, once again Queensland has moved into clean-up mode. The Mud Army has mobilised, energy workers are restoring services, charity organisations are taking up collections, government departments and local council workers are repairing infrastructure. Daleys Turf has put together some tips to help you with any clean-up jobs you now have to sort out at your place.
- Before attempting a clean-up make sure that you are protected. Sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, long pants and long sleeves, hat and sunscreen are all must-haves. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. There are some great tips and advice on staying safe here from Queensland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jeanette Young.
- Always beware of the possibility of downed, live power lines. Due to the amount of debris, fallen trees and branches they may be hidden. Never try to move them yourself; contact your local energy provider.
- Beware of creepy crawlies. The weather is causing snakes and other nasties to be on the move. Mosquitoes and sand flies will be out in large numbers due to the humidity and water pooling, so don’t forget the personal insect repellent.
- Check with your local council. Many local councils are waiving refuse depot fees on green waste and providing footpath pickups over the next few weeks to aid in the clean-up.
- Allow water to drain naturally from your lawn before you attempt activities, such as mowing and fertilising. The amount of rainfall and humidity are prime breeding factors for mould and fungal diseases. Consider trimming overhanging branches to allow for more sunlight and for the lawn to dry out.
- Understand that you are not alone. This crisis has affected such a large part of our Queensland community and help is available. Contact your local council office and let them know if you need a hand, they will be happy to point you in the right direction. Many hands make light work, so don’t be afraid to ask for a bit of help.
‘We’re the people that they breed tough, north of the border. We’re the ones that they knock down and we get up again’ – Anna Bligh.