A10F03B49704A9555CB18D6BD506641C

Landscaping Tips For Added Security

Dated: 07/13/2016

Views: 250

Landscaping Tips for Added Security


In 2014, just over 1.7 million individuals fell victim to burglary according to the FBI. Sometimes deadbolts and alarm systems just aren't enough to deter thieves. But there are outdoor security measures you can take to prevent property loss at the hands of a burglar. Here are 10 ways you can help protect your home with a well-planned landscape design:

  1. Use plant deterrents. Thorny shrubs and bushes like holly or roses help thwart would-be burglars.

  2. Prune vegetation regularly. Unkempt hedges provide hiding spots where perpetrators can lurk.

  3. Trim the trees. Leave sufficient distance between tree branches and the roof or second-story windows to limit intruder access.

  4. Leave a clear line of sight to windows or doors. Blocking these views leaves your home more vulnerable to break-ins.

  5. Invest in accent lights. Illuminate your yard to eliminate potential hiding spots.

  6. Install additional lighting. Don't just rely on the porch light. Consider adding motion-sensitive lighting to help ward off possible intruders.

  7. Put gravel beneath ground-floor windows. Burglars rely on silence; stepping on gravel can be a startling repellent.

  8. Protect the back door. Many thieves try this less obvious point of entry first.

  9. Replace solid privacy fences. Solid fencing helps intruders go undetected. Partial privacy fencing is a more secure option.

  10. Lock all gates. It seems obvious, but it's still worth a mention. Keep front and back gates locked at all times.

While pleasing to look at, landscaping does more than enhance your home's outdoor aesthetic. Consider whether your current setup promotes security or makes your home appealing to thieves. Use these landscaping security tips to help prevent your home from becoming the target of a burglary.



CONTACT


JASON BURGDORF

POWERMARK PROPERTIES // Listing Specialist

EMAIL  jason@thadmcintyre.com

PHONE (228) 547-2774

ADDRESS 2436 Pass Rd Suite B Biloxi, MS 39531

Blog author image

Jason Burgdorf

Mississippi Gulf Coast REALTORĀ® Jason Burgdorf loves a challenge, especially when it comes to his sellers wants, needs and desires becoming reality. Jason offers his clients more than real estate ex....

Latest Blog Posts

What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Disease COVID19

As local, state, national and global health officials monitor and track the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, RTV6 is working to break down what is the disease, what are the symptoms, and what is

Read More

How Much Housing Wealth Can You Build In A Decade

Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a special study titled Single-Family Home Price Gains by Years of Tenure. The study estimates median home price

Read More

Entry Level Homeowners Are In The Driver Seat

One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights report, CoreLogic reveals how home prices

Read More

The Selling Market Is Strong

The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019,

Read More