As summer is coming to an end, temperatures are slowly starting to drop as we approach the cold and dry weather of fall. With this, there are a few important measures to take to prepare your fence for the harsher weather of the upcoming months. What better time to get outside for some landscape maintenance than on a beautiful October day? Ensure that your fence is well-prepared for fall temperatures and winter weather with these easy tips.
Check Your Fence for Any Potential Issues
The rainy summer months can take a harsh toll on a wooden fence. This is an important point to keep in mind as you check your fence wood fence for any potential issues before the onset of chilly weather in upcoming weeks. Take a walk around your yard during early October and inspect your fence for any potential issues such as splits, cracks, or rotting in the wood. If left unaddressed through the fall, these small issues could grow into larger problems that are harder to fix later on.
Remove Debris from Around Your Fence
One of the best ways to fight rot and excess moisture in your wood fence is to remove debris such as wet leaves from the surrounding area. By ensuring that your fence is free of debris, you can prevent further rotting that would otherwise be caused by excess moisture on damp leaves or branches. It is also important to remove heavy branches that may be resting on or leaning against your fence, as heavy debris can cause your fence to crack and break over time, particularly in dry weather.
Protect Your Fence from Moisture with a Stain
Another crucial step for protecting your fence is to apply a waterproofing stain to the wood. By staining your fence early on in the fall, you can ensure that it is well protected from excessive rain during hurricane season, as well as snow in the winter. A stain will not only prevent moisture from soaking into your wood fence, but it will also ensure that cracks and splits do not worsen and grow over time.
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