Don't Let Siding Projects Delay Your Spring Planting
Having new siding installed on your home this spring doesn't mean that you have to put off planting the flowers around your home that you enjoy. As long as you take a few precautionary steps, the planting can proceed as usual and the siding can go up without any damage to your budding blooms around the home. Here, you will learn how to do just that.
Keep Your Cans
When you open up your canned goods to prepare dinner, don't toss those cans in your recycling bin. Instead, rinse them out and keep them to use to protect the baby plants around your house. These cans can be turned upside-down and protect the seedlings around your home from being trampled or damaged by falling debris and repositioned ladders.
Totes and Boxes
Larger plants that need protected can be covered using storage totes and/or boxes. Storage totes can be a bit pricey, but if you have some laying around or keep an eye on local classifieds, you may be able to find them relatively cheap and they will do a superb job protecting the larger small plants from falling debris and foot traffic.
If you don't have the means to purchase storage totes, you can pick up boxes from your local grocers and other retailers that can be turned upside-down to cover the plants. These won't protect the plants from very heavy falling debris, but they will do a good job keeping the plants from being trampled and sprinkled with other light-weight falling debris.
Plastic Floor Covering
If you have ever toured a home on the real estate market, you have seen the plastic that is laid on the floor to protect the carpeting. This plastic is fairly thick and sticks to itself well, so you can use it to secure and protect the trees and shrubs around the house. Simply wrap the trees and shrubs from the bottom up pressing the limbs upward as you wrap the plastic around them. This will restrict the branches and keep them from getting in the way of the installation team and possibly damaged during the removal and installation of your siding.
This plastic can also be laid over the cans, bins and boxes that you have protecting your plants. This will create a protective layer that will make it much easier for you to clean up after the crews have collected all of their gear and left your property. Simply roll the plastic up with all of the debris inside and put it in a trash bag for collection. This eliminates the need to pick the small stuff out of the grass, mulch and soil around your home.
You don't have to put off planting this year's plants. Just take these precautionary measures during the siding installation project and your plants will grow to be the mature, beautiful plants you enjoy each year.