Heavy winds can make life around your home very unpleasant. If you live in an area where there are large open areas and the wind can blow unhindered, you might not even want to step outside during days when it is blowing.

This is why some homeowners have chosen to start a windbreak. A windbreak is definitely a long-term project, but it can offer relief from the wind.

The idea is to plant a line of dense trees at the correct distance from your home to push the wind up and over your home. This will be about 4 times the height of the building away. Waiting for trees to grow might not seem like a project that you would be willing to wait for, but some will circumvent the wait somewhat by having a first line of trees that are fast-growing. This will give some relief quickly while the second line with slower trees is growing.