Tips On Preparing Your Home for Fall
Outdoor Fall Preparation Tips
Fall is fast approaching, pretty soon fallen leaves will cover the grounds of your home. As the season changes to fall, our home needs need to change as well. While summer isn’t quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance, some attention now can save you money and aggravation later on.
Take a look at some of our outdoor fall preparation tips.
Take Care of Your Lawn
To ensure your lawn’s health and beauty come back when spring does, there are a few yard projects you’ll need to complete this fall. Once the leaves start to fall, raking and aerating should be on your list of things to do. This will prevent your lawn and garden beds from suffocating when winter hits. If you don’t have a green thumb, professional lawn care services can get this task done quickly.
Power washing your home’s exterior and windows will not only make your home look like new, it will also prevent the growth of mold and mildew that feed on grime. If you aren’t comfortable power washing your home yourself, consider hiring a professional to do the work.
Clean, Repair, and Protect Gutters
Your home’s gutters are one of the most important tasks to get to. Gutters divert thousands of gallons of water a year, to ensure the water continues to flow smoothly away from your home instead of into it, inspect and clean your roof’s draining system. Check for any clogged areas, clean them and repair any holes or issues you may see. To prevent build up, install mesh guards to keep leaves and other debris from causing blockages. Remember you can hire a professional if heights aren’t your thing.
Repair Driveways and Walks
Small cracks and gaps in driveways or walkways can expand during winter’s freezing temperatures. Cracks in cement and disintegration asphalt can be a dangerous safety hazard to pedestrians, including yourself. Hire a professional company to fix the cracks and gaps properly so they won’t return or get worse.
Winterize Faucets and Sprinklers
Most exterior plumbing needs to be winterized to prevent freezing and bursting. These systems can be complicated, for this job, you’ll need to hire a professional.