With autumn comes crisp air, football games, and pumpkin flavored everything, but it’s also the perfect time to prepare your home for the impending cold weather. The proper preparation will have your yard and home up to date for spring and will also take you through the potentially harsh winter.
We’ve gathered a few easy tips that you can use to help get your home in tip-top shape before the temps drop below freezing.
/ Clean out debris – Fallen leaves and weeds are the perfect places for pests to settle in for the winter. Clear out flower beds to keep the critters at bay.
/ Clean out the gutters – Not all fall cleanup is in the yard. This is the perfect time to clear leaves and other debris from rain gutters. Check for proper drainage, clear out any blockages with a small garden trowel, and rinse with a hose.
/ Dry everything out – Drain all water from hoses, fountains, drip irrigation systems, and other water features, and store them in a dry place. Water left standing over the winter may damage your equipment if it freezes.
/ Protect the deck – Prevent the growth of mold and mildew by giving the deck a good power wash. If you don’t have a pressure washer, you can rent one from a garden store. Once the deck is clean and dry, add a weatherproofing stain to protect the wood from moisture damage over the winter.
If you do just a few of these tips you will be thanking yourself come spring. We’re here to help you every step of the way, from helping you find your perfect home to helping you keep your home up to date. If you’re looking for more helpful tips, connect with us today!