We've always admired our neighbors front garden--it's a bit wild and scary (but beautiful at the same time). While these prickly agaves aren't planted directly underneath windows, the massive grouping could be viewed as a helpful deterrent for intruders... Large shrubs covering windows would be the perfect opportunity for an intruder to hide behind and break in, but strategically planted agaves would act as added security in protecting your home. You might also want to lay down gravel walkways which will signal unwanted company when walked on (as suggested by the home insurance retailer, Swinton). Read more of their great tips for gardening (or as they like to call it--guardening) right here.
How about our Apartment Therapy readers--does your garden deter would-be thieves? What are your tips for protecting your home by way of gardening?
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(Images: Beth Zeigler)