Are Your Trees Ready For The Winter?

37910646_sHaving friends and family over for extended stays or dinner parties is a fun part of this time of the year. Thanksgiving is officially behind us and that means that the rest of the next few weeks will be filled with various holiday gatherings and visits.

Making sure that the outside of your home is prepared and is safe is an important part of being a good host.

If you have friends or family over and someone slips outside or is injured by a falling branch – not only will the holiday season be ruined but the months after will be very stressful.

Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to make sure that your home and landscaping are prepared for the winter months as well as for having visitors over.

Here are a few things that you should have done in the next week or so:

Have the branches of your trees trimmed so that none of them are hanging low or hanging over the roof of your home. Having a low hanging branch fall onto the roof of your house could lead to damage to the roof and leaking.

Make sure that you have all of the debris and leaves around the property of your home cleaned up and raked away. When leaves fall onto the walkways or driveway of your home and get wet from the winter weather they can cause a very slippery surface to walk on.

Take a few minutes to walk around the outside of your home and make sure that all of your gardening supplies, lawn mower, hoses, and toys are picked up and put away. If left outside, these times could get covered in leaves and debris making it hard to see them when walking or playing in the yard.

Keep your family and your holiday celebrating protected this winter season by following these tips for outdoor landscaping. This is the time of year when people want to be spending time together having a nice meal – not sitting in the emergency room.