Every season is another chance to maintain your home. There are a few things that need to be looked at to ensure your home is in perfect condition for colder temperatures and more unforgiving weather.
Check out a quick list of some of the few tasks you should undertake in preparation for the upcoming months.
Perfectly Aerate the Soil
You have been watering and managing your lawn all through the warmer months, and now that cooler temperatures are around the corner, so now is the time to make sure your soil is in top condition.
It won’t receive much care during the fall, so aerate well enough! Aerating simply means making holes in the ground by removing small amounts of soil. It may not be the most fun task, but it is the best way to keep your lawn looking lush as winter closes in.
Keep Up With the Gutters
The gutters gather all kinds of dirt and debris during the summer months, and the arrival of fall is the perfect time to clean them. You can even use the first thing lying around the house, a plastic spatula!
Get up on the ladder, exercise all forms of safety, and scoop out all the amassed gunk! Be careful while you’re up there, and make sure to dispose of the accumulated mess into a bio-friendly receptacle.
Store Away the Lawn Chairs
If you don’t already have the space, create a little storage area in the garage or shed for the lawn chairs.
You won’t be doing much sitting around once the temperatures start getting uncomfortable, so you don’t need to worry about the lawn chairs being available. Put them away, it will stop them from getting rusty in the damper conditions.
Clean the Chimney Well
If you want to ensure that the fireplace will keep you warm, check the chimney is clean and can let air through properly.
Get up on the roof and clean away the soot and dirt gathered up there so it is ready for colder months.
Cut the Grass Short for Fall
Do you need long grass during the colder months? Of course not! Why would you?
Leaves and snow will cover the yard, and keeping the grass nice and short will guarantee its beauty even with everything falling on top.
No More Garden Hose
The garden hose is used to water your lawn during the hot months. Drain it away now that winter is upon us. You don’t need it. And, if there’s any water left behind, it could freeze, and you’ll have to replace it next season. Avoid that!
The fall season is here! Maintain your lawn. Make it easy on yourself and use do-it-yourself methods, or get special equipment. This ‘fall cleaning’ is the perfect preparation for the holiday season. Try and enjoy it, the results will speak for themselves!