With the colder months of the year here, you are probably concerned with the damage that heavy winds can do to your home, as well as, how they can make your backyard inhospitable for human life. This is a big problem for many homeowners, especially those that live in an area where there are open fields where the wind can build up speed. It is not fun to have freezing cold winds making it unpleasant to be outside. But is there anything you can do about it? Yes, there is! One option is to plant a windbreak.
A windbreak is a line of trees that is placed perpendicular to the path of the wind. The trees should grow tight to each other and also grow branches really low to the ground. This will force the wind up and over the home. For it to work, the trees need to be planted about 4 times the height of your home away.