Do you have a beautifully landscaped yard, including the areas directly around the home? All of the work, time and money you put into keeping your landscaping looking great can make things a little more complicated when it comes time to install replacement siding. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help to protect your landscaping during a home siding replacement job.
You know that your plants are going to be larger the longer into the spring season you wait to get the project started. So, try to plan to have the work done well before the plants begin to fill out and prior to planting the flowers for the season. If it's too late, don't worry, you can still get it done, you'll just have to take a few more steps to prepare the area for work.
Plastic Milk Jugs
Plastic milk jugs can be very useful to cover up the smaller plants. Just cut the bottom of the jug off and slide it over the plant. This will be a durable enough cover to protect the small plants from being trampled – and won't cost you a thing.
Ice Cream Buckets
Lots of people buy ice cream in large plastic buckets. You can also use those buckets to cover the smaller plants in your garden. Just be sure to rinse them out very well. If you don't mold will begin to grow inside the bucket as the ground's moisture fills up the bucket in the sun's heat.
Tarp Large Trees
If you have large trees or bushes around the siding, get yourself some plastic or canvas tarps – wrap the tree or bush with the tarp and secure it. This will help to keep the branches from getting in the way of the workers and give them a clear line of sight to the siding that they're installing.
Trash Cans for Large Special Plants
The larger plants that you care greatly for, or that are expensive to replace, can be covered with empty trash cans. If you don't have enough of your own trash cans, you can ask friends and family if they have any that they can lend you for a few days while the project is complete.
Talk with the contractor doing the siding replacement work for you. He or she will have more information to help you prepare yourself and your property for the project that lies ahead.