Before the cold fall weather sets in, you should take this opportunity to properly prep your wooden fence for the new season!. Just like any other part of your landscaping, your fence needs to acclimate to new weather conditions, and taking the time now to prepare your fence for later could go a long way in extending its life and look! Hercules Fence is here to help with some tips on what to do for your wooden fence in Washington D.C. this fall.
Protect your Wooden Fence from Potential Damage
Everyone loves to watch the leaves fall in autumn, but the tree limbs, not so much. Sometimes in the fall, weak or sick trees will lose limbs and branches along with their leaves, crushing anything that happens to be underneath them. If your wooden fence is located directly under a tree, consider pruning or cutting back limbs so that your fence is not in harm’s way. A falling limb could potentially break or crack a wooden fence beam, so be sure to protect it!
Protect your Wooden Fence from Warping and Rotting
Fall in Washington D.C. can bring rain and damp to the city, which spells trouble for wooden fences. Too much exposure to moisture can cause the wood to develop mold, to warp and bend out of shape, and even to rot. Minimizing your wooden fence’s contact with the damp will help prevent any of those issues from happening. How to do that? Rake up leaves from around the base of your fence; this simple trick can keep the wood well aerated and stop damp layers of leaves from building up and trapping moisture near the fence posts.
Want more tips on how to prepare your wooden fence for fall? Contact Hercules Fence today for more information!
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