Being the proud owner of a large plot of land, farm, or stretch of woods means that you will have rolling acres to enjoy. You may even need an off-road vehicle in order to trek across your property from border to border. At the same time, owners of large stretches of property have an increased need for privacy and security. You could live in a space where people are known to roam around and accidentally trespass, or your property could also provide access to a popular area and turn into a veritable shortcut. Learn different ways to keep your property safe from unwanted visitors by limiting access in these creative ways.
Create a Mystical Tree-Lined Barrier
Mature trees are tall, provide lots of shade, and they can help provide protection for nearby plants and animals. Trees that are planted close together can be beautiful to look at, while keeping anyone you don’t want on your property far away. Planting a continuous row of trees around your property will instantly make the area look classically majestic, like the estate houses you see in the deep south. It can take decades for trees to grow to the right height for privacy purposes, so arrange to find the tallest and sturdiest trees available.
Look into Fencing for Larger Properties
An easy and practical way to create more privacy on your property is to install a high fence. A fence that is six feet high will keep most people from looking into your yard. Any fence taller than that will be almost impossible to scale or penetrate. Fencing for larger properties involves many hours of labor. From cutting lumber, to digging deep enough into the ground to keep a high fence upright, you should absolutely work with a professional fencing contractor. You might need more than one fence to fully secure your property, so have a gate with an access code installed to know exactly who is entering or exiting your land.
Post Cameras and Trespass Warnings
The reality is that every inch of your property may not be able to be fully enclosed with trees, bushes, or even fences. Whether your property is not zoned as such or natural inhibitors such as streams or mountains prevent you from enclosing your property, the other thing you can do is use signs to establish ownership and utilize surveillance cameras. Posting ‘no trespassing’ signs as well as other warnings can stop a wayward hiker or dog walker in their tracks. Installing cameras will also allow you to remain aware of any unusual movements or trespassers. Consider using motion detecting cameras as well as large flood lights to keep all of your property’s points of access well covered.
In addition to keeping people off your land, securing your property means that you get to explore it without concern. A secure property means you don’t have to lock your car doors at night, or worry if you left a window open. If you are going to own a large span of property, do ensure that it is safe for your family at all times.