Most homeowners like to plant trees, bushes, and shrubs near their home to provide a sense of privacy, especially in neighborhoods where homes are close together. But an effective home security plan includes keeping this greenery well trimmed so that thieves cannot use it for cover while they probe for weak points.
The following list of landscaping tips for your home security plan will help to keep your yard looking good and deter thieves that look for any opportunity to gain easy access to your home.
Trim Tree Branches Close to your House
Tree branches that come closer than 7 feet from upper story windows and decks are as good as a ladder to a thief. A big part of a home security plan is to keep tree branches near your house well trimmed to remove this opportunity.
Keep your Lawn Mowed
An unkempt lawn is a green light to thieves that you are out of town. If you need to be away for business or vacation, ask a friend or a trustworthy neighbor kid to mow your lawn at least once a week.