Keeping your yard neatly trimmed is fairly simple. One of the biggest obstacles a homeowner can face is clearing away weeds and tall grass from a chain link fence. The sturdy wire and metal posts will make it difficult to pull weeds by hand. A lawn trimmer can provide a viable solution if you take the time to perform the job correctly.
When trimming around chain link or any other type of fencing, the key is to go relatively slow. Moving along the fence too fast will result in many of the weeds being knocked over. While they may be knocked down, it doesn't necessarily mean they will stop growing. Moving slowly along the fence allows the trimmer to cut through the stems at the base preventing them from coming back up or growing big enough to produce seed.
The sturdy wire and metal posts will wreak havoc on trimmer cord. Even the strongest trimmer wire will eventually fray and snap as it constantly comes in contact with the fencing. Always carry extra trimmer cord so that you can reload the spool and get back to the task at hand. A good way to prevent damage to trimmer cord is to keep the cord from going all the through to the other side of the fence. Many times a homeowner will try to trim both sides of fence at once.
Make two or three passes along the fence to make the fence look especially well cared for. Take the time to trim each side of the fence individually. Not only will the fence look well cared for, you will prevent breakage and save an abundance of trimmer cord. Taking your time also allows you to take out larger weeds.
Once you have the trimming material, you can begin the installation process. Make sure to measure and mark the area where you want the trim to start and end. Use a level to ensure that the trim is even and secure the trim to the fence using the appropriate hardware.
When trimming plants and trees, it’s essential to remember that you should not cut too low. If you do, you may damage the tree and limit its ability to absorb sunlight. This can cause the tree to become weaker and unable to withstand harsh weather conditions or pests. Instead, you should aim to trim the tree just above the highest branching point, allowing the tree to maintain some of its natural shapes while still providing enough room for new growth.
Begin trimming from the top of the fence and work your way down. This will help you focus on the fence’s look. When trimming plants and trees, it is essential to remember that you should only trim a little. If you trim too much, you may damage the tree and limit its ability to absorb sunlight. This can cause the tree to become weaker and unable to withstand harsh weather conditions or pests. Instead, aim to trim the tree just above the highest branching point, allowing it to maintain some of its natural shapes and providing enough room for new growth.
Following these tips will help to ensure that your chain link fence looks neat and attractive. Taking the time to trim your fence properly will also help to increase its lifespan and protect it from damage. Contact La Habra Fence to learn more about the fence.