Fall Home Maintenance Tip #3 – Yard Maintenance
I think one of the greatest parts about fall is the color changes but not all places in the United States gets to see those beautiful colors. Living in Texas, fall doesn’t seem to take place till almost when winter hits. Here are some useful information and tips to get your yard and plants ready for the fall and cold weather. As the boy scouts say, be prepared! (Because you never know what might happen if you get an unusual freeze – well then you were at least prepared for it.)
This time we are going to provide you some useful information about those gutters around your house. As the trees start shedding their leaves, you will want to start cleaning those gutters but you might want to take a look at them if you haven’t done this in a while. There are some individuals that don’t even think about checking their gutters or even clean them out. If you choose to clean the gutters yourself then here are a few items you will need: a ladder, gloves, hose and garbage bags. Always keep in mind – be careful when climbing a ladder.
Here are some great easy steps to clean your ladder from Buildingmoxie.com:
Here are the easy steps in cleaning gutters:
Position the ladder near the downspout and don’t forget to tuck a few garbage bags into your back pockets. Some would use bucket with handle
but it’ll be too heavy for you to carry when it’s almost full.
- Trim any tree limbs that are too close to power lines or your roof.
- Fertilize your lawn: this is the best time to provide nutrients for winter when the top layer will be dormant
Before freezing weather:
-Make sure to cover your plants and bring in any clay potted plants
- cover your outside faucets
*If you don’t have the materials already at home then make sure to go now to your local hardware store to get them before they are sold out!
What are you waiting for? Get started on your home maintenance before it gets too cold or late!
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