Tips for Upping Winter Curb Appeal

12/15/2017

It may seem difficult to keep your yard looking great when plants die and damp snow creates mud puddles. But, it is still possible to do some upkeep during the winter season. If you pride yourself on having impeccable throughout all four seasons of the year, these guidelines will help upkeep your winter curb appeal. Manage Snow and Ice It is essential to ensure that both guests and household members can make it to the front door without encountering any mishaps or suffering any injury.  Slips can be prevented by laying down salt and shoveling regularly to manage ice and snow and clear the walkways, driveway, and stairs of leaves and other debris. This also makes your home and yard look nice and well-kept. Keep the Lawn Tidy Even though the grass may have lost its vibrant color, the lawn can still be kept looking neat. Periodically raking and getting rid of leaves and other debris will ensure the lawn is much more aesthetically appealing. Spruce Up with a Fresh Coat of Paint Trees are typically bare during the cold months of winter, so the fall and winter seasons provide a clearer view of your property than during the spring and summer. This could more readily reveal chipped or faded paint. As such, giving the exterior of your home a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in significantly enhancing your winter curb appeal. While painting is possible in the winter, make sure the temperature is above 35° and you choose the correct type of paint. Clean the Gutters During the fall, rain gutters are usually subjected to the accumulation of leaves. Therefore, it is important to clean out the gutters so they do not detract from the appeal of your property. This is a great opportunity to show that you are on top of exterior home maintenance.  Additionally, cleaning out the gutters will also ensure they function optimally. Winter Decorations Whether it is a strategically placed inflatable Santa Claus, elaborate nativity scene, or subtle wintry decorations, you can bring out the beauty of your landscape with some festive decor.  You could also hang a simple wreath on the front door, string small lights around the shrubbery, or neatly stack a pile of firewood against a wall....

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Tree and Stump Removal Winter Safety Tips

1/13/2017

The winter season can be accompanied by heavy snowfall and high winds. This could cause branches to snap from the weight of snow or ice. Even more dangerously, big trees could be brought down causing immense danger to lives and properties. As such, there are safety measures that should be exercised before and after winter storms to maximize safety. Below are some safety tips for tree removal: Remove Hazardous Limbs and Dead Wood Before a Winter Storm. Trees are typically considered hazardous based on the compliance code of each state. When deemed unsafe, they should be removed as they could cause injuries or property damage. Keeping your property safe should be an ongoing project. This can be done by scheduling property maintenance with a professional company that specializes in tree services. Not only will this enhance the health of the trees, it will boost the safety and value of your property. Use Professional Services. Tree removal is an extremely dangerous job. Therefore, homeowners should always use the services of professionals to eliminate the risk of becoming seriously injured or worse. Tree removal experts take out many trees and stumps all through the year. They use various precautions and safety measures to safeguard themselves against becoming injured from falling limbs and other dangers. However, even with their training and level of expertise, some of these professionals still become injured when carrying out their jobs. Tool Safety is Essential. Tree removal tools like wood chippers and chainsaws can be dangerous, if used incorrectly. In a split second, the smallest distraction could cause an ax or chainsaw to inflict severe damage. Therefore, it is best to leave the task of removing trees and stumps to the professionals with the right clothing and expertise. Following these winter safety tips could go a far way in keeping your loved ones and property...

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Safety Tips For Tree And Stump Removal

5/7/2015

Taking down a tree on your property can be a dangerous job that is best left to the professionals. A professional tree removal service has the right equipment and skills to get the job done correctly. Here are some essential tree and stump removal safety tips to keep in mind: Equipment Experience. Having experience with tree removal equipment like chainsaws and wood chippers is absolutely essential for safety. These are extremely dangerous tools that must be handled with care and operated by a trained professional. Accidents can happen when these items are not used properly, or when the operator becomes distracted, even if only for a moment. This is one of the most important tree removal tips for property owners to keep in mind. Electrical Lines. A big concern when removing tree limbs are power lines in the area. Some trees are so large that the limbs may extend up around power lines, creating a precarious situation when it comes time to remove those limbs and branches. If a limb should come loose and hit an electrical line, it can be deadly. If the removal equipment comes into contact with a live electrical line, it can actually electrocute the operator. A professional service knows to handle tree limb removal safely around power lines to reduce risk of accidents and injuries. Maintain Awareness. Tree removal is a job that requires one’s full attention at every step. In order to stay safe, one must stay alert and aware. This applies not only to the individual who is cutting the tree limbs, but also to those who are assisting from the ground. Falling branches and limbs can be deadly, so it is critical that everyone is paying attention during each step of the removal process. Stump Safety. Tree stumps should be removed because they pose a risk to anyone walking on the property. The stump can be a trip hazard, which could become a liability for property owners. That’s why it is very important to get the stump removed safely. Follow these safety tips to ensure that a tree removal goes as smoothly and safely as possible. Always call in the professionals to take care of large or rotting trees on your property. With the right equipment and skills, any tree can be removed...

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