Newly Landscaped Your Yard With Young Trees And Flowers? 2 Tips To Keep Animals Away

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Your home is where you should feel proud and happy to welcome others to the most important space in your life. There are many ways mature trees add to curbside appeal, from providing shade to looking majestic and adding to the feel of permanence. Well-tended, mature trees add value to your home, and using a professional tree service will keep your trees looking their best. A good tree service will know how to trim large trees safely, while keeping their shape attractive without damaging their health and growth. Untended trees look messy, and the risk of branches falling during a storm or high winds increases with the age of your trees and the length of time they’ve gone without proper care. Learn different ways to tend to your trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.


Newly Landscaped Your Yard With Young Trees And Flowers? 2 Tips To Keep Animals Away

5 April 2017
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If you have newly landscaped your yard with young trees and flowers, note that these young plants are fragile until they have had time to establish their roots. If you have animals in your neighborhood that are damaging your trees and flowers, such as a cat using your flower garden as a litter box, there are things you can do to keep them away. Two of these things are listed below so you can keep your landscaping looking beautiful.

Motion Sensor Water Sprinkler

A motion sensor water sprinkler is attached to a motion detector. When something gets close to the detector, the sprinklers automatically turn on. This works much like motion detector lights. You can set the sprinkler to spray in different patterns. For example, you could have the water arcing back and forth across the garden and the young trees in your yard. This will completely surprise any animal that is nearby and cause them to run away.  After time, they will likely not come back because they know each time they do they are going to get sprayed with water. This works great for most animals, but if they are very small, the sprinkler may not be activated, such as a small chipmunk or squirrel.

You can also set a timer for the sprinkler to automatically turn on, such as on hot days when you may want it to come on every few hours to keep your lawn and flower garden watered. If you cannot figure out how to do this on your own, contact a local sprinkler repair company, such as Noble Tree Service Inc., that can set up the motion detector and timer for you. 


One of the best ways to keep animals out of your yard and from bothering your young trees and flowers is to install a fence. A picket fence would work well for this purpose as long as it is tall enough. This is because the slats are narrow, making it impossible for an animal to climb through. These fences are strong and durable because they have a solid wood frame. You can paint the fence any color you wish so it can go well with any landscaping or home.

A chain link fence would also work well for this purpose. The holes in the fabric are small so animals could not get through. This fencing is also made with heavy gauge wire to make it durable and strong. You can find chain link fences in a variety of heights. You can paint a chain link fence if you do not like the color.

Using the sprinkler and a fence together will give you the best chance of keeping animals out of your yard.