Posted on June 12th, 2013 by admin
Fertilizing your lawn, adding some scrubs and trimming the hedges may just be regular yard maintenance for you. But did you know that doing some of these things can also help enhance your home’s security? In addition to the following tips, you can also visit this site for a complete list of home security tips and features to help protect your home.
Keeping your bushes and shrubs lower than (or equal to the height of) your windows helps you see if someone is approaching your home. Neatly-trimmed bushes also don’t offer crooks much of a place to hide and they signify that someone lives in the home and keeps up regularly with the yard work. Although overgrown bushes may help conceal what’s inside your house, you can always just close the blinds or curtains to hide your valuables from prying eyes.
A landscaping project such as a walkway or gravel path is a great way to keep burglars away, especially if the gravel or rocks are big. Walking on large gravel pebbles creates a loud, crunching sound which can alert a homeowner that someone is in their yard.
Tree upkeep is also a good way to boost home security. Plant trees with strong, hard stalks (such as bamboo) along fences to make it difficult for anyone to climb over and land safely. Cut back tree limbs that could give a burglar access to the second floor or balcony of a home. Keeping your lawn tidy can actually help deter burglars and give your home curb appeal at the same time.