Who doesn’t love the Fall? This cool-season is a time for pumpkin-spiced drinks, hayrides, bonfires, and good times for all. But, with changing seasons comes work that needs to be done on your home. You don’t want to let things go too long without preventative maintenance because little problems can turn into big problems quickly if they are not taken care of.
How to prepare your home for fall weather:
- Clean the gutters
- Store your outdoor furniture
- Fertilize your lawn
- Test your winter outdoor equipment
Clean the gutters
Your gutters have a job to do and that is helping drain the water from your roof and home without damaging your exterior. But, when the gutters are clogged it is hard for them to do their job. That is where you come in. Fall is a great time to make sure your gutters are cleaned out before the leaves start falling from the trees and clog them up more. Nothing is worse than having a big problem that could have been prevented with a little TLC.
Store your outdoor furniture
Yes, outdoor furniture is made for the outdoors, but you don’t want it damaged by the seasons. Depending on what type of furniture you bought, depends on how it handles weather. The best way to protect your outdoor furniture is to store it away or place weather coverings on it. After all, winter is coming and you don’t want to see your furniture rotting when spring arrives due to all the moisture.
Fertilize your lawn
Have you ever heard that you should fertilize your lawn in the fall? Well, it’s true! Fertilizing your lawn in the fall will help protect it during the winter months. The roots are still alive below the surface even though the grass may be covered with snow. If you want your grass to be green during the spring and summer months you have to take preventative measures to keep it healthy.
Test your winter outdoor equipment
You don’t want to go into the winter months with outdoor equipment that is essential to cleaning your driveway and sidewalks just to find out it doesn’t work when you need it. Test your equipment in the fall so you can get any repairs done before you absolutely need it.
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