Winter can seem never-ending, those cold and gloomy days dragging on forever. However, it will be gone and spring will set in faster than you can blink. No one wants to spend time outside in the cold winter, instead choosing to enjoy leisure activities and do most of the upkeep of their home and property during the warmer months. This can lead to the neglect of your grounds and especially your fence. Fence maintenance is a year round endeavour, right before spring being a critical time to look after your residential fence.
How Early In The Year Should You Schedule Fence Maintenance?
You should schedule as soon as their is an opening in your appointment book. At the very beginning of the year is a perfect time for fence maintenance. Most plants and shrubs are dormant during this time, which makes it easier to get to your fence without disturbing any plants or shrubs. Routine residential fence maintenance can help increase the lifespan of your fence by years. If you don’t already have a year round fence maintenance schedule in place, including winter fence care, you should consider creating and sticking to one.
Your Fence Maintenance Schedule Should Include These Steps
- Remove precariously hanging tree limbs that may have broken due to heavy snow or strong wind, and could fall and damage your fence.
- Be conscious of trees within falling distance and trim back and branches which may pose a threat to the integrity of your fence.
- Groom and trim any plants growing next to the fence. Leave spaces between these plants and the fence to prevent them from potentially damaging your fence
- Keep the rails free of debris. This includes organic matter like twigs, leaves, and acorns. These can get wedged between fence pickets and rot over time, which can damage your fence in the future.
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