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Six Maintenance Tasks To Perform On Your Fence Before Winter

by Terri Holmes

Fall is almost here and the temperature will soon be dropping throughout many parts of the United States. It's important for homeowners to understand that winter weather can be damaging to their fence if they don't perform some important pre-winter maintenance tasks.

The following are six maintenance task you need to perform on your fencing before winter: 

Cut back tree branches and vegetation

In the winter time, tree branches and vegetation become more likely to break off and cause damage down below. Tree branches can fall down because of the added weight of snow on top of them and because of the potential for water to freeze and expand inside them.

Branches that break off and fall down can strike fences and cause severe damage. You should cut back tree branches and vegetation where necessary around your fences to avoid wintertime damage.  

Mark fence location for detection in the snow

If you live in an area where heavy snowfall is common, it might be common for snow to completely cover up your fence. A snow-covered fence could be easy to accidentally damage when you're plowing snow.

You should mark off your fence location so that your fence will be visible even if a few feet of snow pile up. This way, snow can be plowed without accidental damage to your fence. 

Applying a waterproof sealant to wood fencing

Water can be damaging to wooden fences. Constant exposure to water can weaken a wooden fence structurally and also increase the chances of rot development. Water exposure is especially likely in the winter months because heavy snowfall can hold water against fence materials for days or even weeks.

You can protect wood fencing against rot development and moisture damage by applying a waterproof sealant to your wood fencing before heavy snowfall comes. 

Remove leaves and other vegetation buildup

Thoroughly raking your yard and focusing on removing vegetation buildup from around your fence is important.

Vegetation can hold moisture up against your fence surfaces. Moisture can cause damage to wood fencing materials in the form of rot development and metal fencing materials in the form of corrosion. Therefore, managing moisture exposure by removing vegetation buildup before heavy winter precipitation is important. 

Perform a fence inspection

Simply doing an inspection of your fence is a good idea before the winter. When you inspect your fence, you can look out for any needed repairs before harsh winter weather arrives and outdoor work is increasingly uncomfortable. 

Fix structural issues

It's especially important to fix structural problems before the winter arrives. Structural problems can be aggravated by the additional weight of snowfall on top of your fence. You therefore should have weakening fence structures reinforced before the winter comes. 


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Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!