Your aluminum fence doesn’t need much maintenance. That’s one of the reasons why you chose it in the first place. That means that you don’t have to think about it that often, but you do need to make sure that it continues to stand. Here are some tips for maintaining your aluminum fence.
Maintain Your Trees
The trees along the side of your property need to be maintained as well. The branches and limbs that are knocked down by storms or by accidents can damage your fence. Make sure you get all of the trees trimmed and talk to your neighbors if they would be interested in sharing the costs if the trees are on both sides of the line. The weakened limbs or the heavier ones can be moved away before they present a threat to your home and property.
Don’t Plant Certain Shrubs
Some of the shrubs in your yard are invasive. That means they’ll take over any yard where they are planted. They can pull down the fence around the edges of your yard if you aren’t careful about where you grow them. That’s because the shrubs can add weight to the fence that it can’t handle. You’ll also have to pay attention to where the roots start growing. The roots can do just as much damage. This means that the shrubs should be planted several feet away from the fences instead of right next to them.
Consider Adding Trellises
Climbing vines also look charming on your fence. But when you use them, you’ve got to do it carefully. The aluminum fence will survive longer if the vines aren’t covered in vines. Adding some trellises gives the vines somewhere to grow without damaging the rest of the fence.
Don’t Use Too Much Water
Watering your lawn is a big deal even though the summer is almost over. You don’t want the grass to get sun-scorched or wither away from being too dry. Too much water on the fences can cause the growth of rust and then the fence will be much weaker than it was before. Don’t face the sprinklers towards your fence.
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