This has been a long hot summer and it’s time to look ahead to fall! I love the look of fall. Cooler weather and changing leaves makes me think of cozying up. For me, that means my favorite jeans, boots, sweaters and fire in my fire pit. But it also means getting your house ready for the fall and winter. Here are 4 easy things to do to make your life easier in the cold weather seasons.
Inspect and Clean Your Chimney
If you have a fireplace, it's time to get ready for the cool weather. Having your chimney inspected will keep the smoke, soot and carbon monoxide out of your house and the season shiny and bright! Call now to beat the rush! If you think you’ll be able to get someone out in mid-November, you’re crazy.
Get Your Ice Melt And Snow Blower/ Shovel Ready
Now is the time to prepare. Look to buy your ice melt and snow shovel now, you will be ready for the season and pay less for the items.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn. Your lawn is getting ready to take a big sleep and the fertilizer will have a chance to take hold of the blade and the root and set up before winter makes everything dormant. This will prep your lawn and make it even greener this spring.
Drain and Store Your Lawn Equipment
Unused fuels go through chemical changes that create deposits and can destroy your lawn equipment. It‘s best to drain the tanks of your lawn mower, leaf blower and weed eater before storing them. Fall is also an excellent time to get your lawn mower blades sharpened so they’ll be ready for next spring.
As with most home maintenance tasks, preparing your home for fall isn’t tricky, just time-consuming. Putting it off causes problems that can wind up costing you an enormous amount of money, so let’s set aside some time over the next couple of weekends to get these jobs done.