"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Guarding Your Garden: Ways to Keep the Home’s Lawn Safe and Sound

Isn’t it nice to wake up in the morning for a nice, warm cup of coffee while sitting on your porch? The view is fantastic, then you look around and find that something’s off – the grass is uneven, your small shrubs have become a mess and parts of it are now torn off. Maintaining a garden is no easy feat – you need constant vigilance in safeguarding and maintaining it so that it stays in excellent condition.

Here are some tips on how you can better protect your garden against intruders and various types of pests:

Set boundaries and barriers

Depending on where you live, some neighborhoods aren’t as lawn-friendly compared to others. Additionally, sometimes even people themselves don’t know how to stay in their place. You’ll have to utilize barriers such as fences, and not just wooden picket fences. Fences made of sturdier materials, such as aluminum panel fencing , can assure protection and last a long time. Do you want to go all out with the greenery? Then you can make use of natural barriers where instead of fences, you can plant shrubs and trees around certain areas that you want to protect from outside danger. If you have small kids who play in the garden, it can also act as a barrier keeping them from going out onto the street.

Take advantage of natural pesticides

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Pests are the leading cause of problems for homeowners with gardens. They come in various shapes and sizes. There are multiple methods of eliminating them, primarily through the use of pesticides. However, the downside is that many of the chemicals used in commercial pesticides are not safe for the environment. Fortunately, nature has its own way of controlling these pests. Birds and small mammals are natural predators to small insects and can contribute to keeping your plants safe. You can put bird seed dispensers around your trees to attract them. There are also DIY insecticides you can concoct using eco-friendly common household objects such as oil-based spray solutions or even chili. This saves you time and money while keeping the environment clean.

Invest in a security system

Thieves and burglars are everywhere. Reports of breaking in are still prevalent nowadays and you can use some protection from that as well. Aside from your fences or walls, you can strategically place security cameras at the entrance and around the house. This will help you and law enforcers to identify and catch perpetrators, and also deter those who would like to attempt from actually doing the act. You can also install alarms and smart locks if you wish. If you love animals, then keeping a dog around your garden can chase away small animals that ruin your plants as well as bark at questionable people who try to enter your property, alerting you of their presence.

Prevention will always be better than cure. If you care for someone or something, you must do everything you can to protect it. Our home is where we feel safe and worry-free, but in certain circumstances, there are events where our safety is compromised. It’s hard to keep a garden well-tended and it’s a commitment to make sure that you maintain it regularly. With all the necessary steps down, all those worries will go away and you’ll be able to enjoy the view.

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