Another season favorite is almost here. It is time to clean up your outdoor space of its summer decor and transition to fall. The leaves are about to change, the weather is going to cool down, and the days will be become short, and now is the best time to prepare your backyard for this yearly change.
Cleaning out your Gutters
Cleaning out your gutters is one of the most important things you will need to do to avoid leaks, roof damage, and potential clogging. Throughout the summer, gutters tend to be great homes for bird nests and as the leaves begin to change and fall, they clog the gutters even further. Before additional debris is added, starting the fall season with a clean gutter system will only be beneficial to you and your home.
Fertilize your Lawn
The winter months can be detrimental to grass. Snow and brutal cold temperatures tend to destroy lawns that haven’t been adequately prepared for the season. Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn, preparing it for the winter and giving it its best chance of survival. In fact, fall is the best time to also spray grass seed due to the perfect combination of warm summer soil, moderate day temperatures and cool nights. This will encourage a fast germination and establishment of grass seeds in time for next spring. Remember to provide constant moisture, as well, planting 45-60 days before the first fall frost.
Cleaning and Storing
Another important part of cleaning up for the fall is cleaning and storing your patio furniture. Making sure your furniture is wrapped and put away in a safe space far from nature’s harsh winter to ensure they stay in tip-top shape and maintain their color and quality. Check out these great furniture covers to save your furniture for years to come.
Cleaning the Garage
This next fall cleaning tip is one everyone dreads: cleaning out the garage. While this is a chore certainly no one wants to do, getting this done before winter is key. Our pro’s suggest removing everything from the garage and reorganizing one section at a time. Additionally, providing a “garbage” area will help you sort what you need and don’t need so you can insure you’re your garage won’t be filled with unused and unneeded products, equipment, tools, and more.
Lastly, another really important fall clean-up for the winter is cleaning out the chimney and having the flues inspected. Cleaning a chimney is a messy endeavor that will take some time and careful attention, but a necessary task to safeguard your home and family for the coming winter months. While chimney cleaning can be a DIY job, hiring a professional could save time and money in the long term and provides peace of mind.
These essential tips for fall cleaning are so important. Make sure to get it done to ensure a safe and fun winter within your home and sunroom.