Landscaping & Garden

Landscaping, Lawn & Garden

Monday, February 28, 2005


Landscaping for Security

Burglars hit roughly 2.5 million U.S. residences every year, about one every 13 seconds. Trim your chances of joining the statistics by landscaping for security.

Planting for Safety

A security system doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles to frighten away thieves. It doesn't even have to have teeth. Well-placed thorny bushes, landscape lighting, or even a streetlight can double as a guardian.

Start burglar-proofing when you're planting. Trees make great shade, but can also lead burglars to upper stories where you are more apt to leave windows open or unlocked. Plant trees far enough away from the house... more

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