Aug 28 2017
“I travel quite a bit for work,” Harvey said. “Never really thought much about how that impacted my lawn care. I’d mow when I got home.” In between Harvey’s home visits, the grass would grow. “When I was gone for a week to ten days, this wasn’t really a big deal,” he explained. “But then I wound up going to Ohio and staying nearly 3 weeks. When I got back home, I discovered that thieves had forced the back door and pretty much cleaned the place out. I lost my television, a computer, some artwork, and the jewelry that belonged to Anne, my wife who passed away. The tv and stuff, I don’t care, but those rings were hers. Knowing I’ll never see them again breaks my heart.”
Home security experts agree: thieves pay attention to neighborhood homes. If a home seems vacant, they’re more likely to try to force entry and help themselves to whatever they can find. There are many clues thieves look for – accumulated mail, newspaper and packages are one clue, curtains that never change position, dusty windows, and grass that has gone unmowed can all indicate that nobody’s on the premises.
An Orlean lawn service comes in on a regular basis. The grass is mowed, edges are trimmed, and the entire yard is kept in an orderly state. This maintenance helps create a sense of activity around the home. Thieves prefer less active properties. Combine lawn care with other security measures, such as working with a house sitter, timer lights, and a security system, and your home will present a less attractive possibility to people with bad intentions.
“Once it was pointed out to me by law enforcement, it was so obvious,” Harvey said. “I just wish I’d understood the true value of Orleans lawn care sooner. It could have saved me a lot of heartache.”