With the cold temperatures outside it may seem like winter is already here, but it’s still a couple weeks away. This means that you still have time to get your fence ready for the season before its most harsh conditions come. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure that your fence stays in good condition through the winter.
Trim Your Trees
This is not only a great landscaping tip, but it can help with your fence too! Trimming your trees means that their branches won’t be at as much risk for falling on your fence. Untrimmed tree branches can gather a lot of snow and the stress of this heavy weight can cause them to break and fall onto your fence. This is dangerous because it could harm someone passing by as well, so it’s a good idea to trim them.
Beware When Shoveling & Plowing
When snow falls, we turn to shovels and plows to get it up. However, using these tools without considering where your fence is can lead to it being damaged. If you are shoveling snow, make sure that you are aware of where your fence’s foundation is. This can be difficult to see if there’s a lot of snow on the ground but it’s an important step to take. Disturbing the ground your fence is sitting on can lead to issues in the future. This is true when you’re using a snow plow too, so make sure you don’t knock your fence over by mistake!
The snow can make your fence less visible, which can cause a lot of problems. This is especially true if your fence is white. To make sure drivers and other people see your fence, consider adding some reflectors to it. That way, people will be able to see it more clearly.
Maintain Your Fence
One of the best things you can do to prepare your fence for the winter is maintaining it throughout the year. Any problems that your fence may have had during the year will only get worse because of the snow and cold temperatures in the winter. During this time, your fence can rot or crack. Address any issues with your fence as soon as you can.
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