While most of us are enjoying the warm sunshine that summer brings, fall is just around the corner and it’s a good time to start thinking about getting prepared for fall in terms of taking care of your home and garden.
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In that vein here’s a number of things you can do to get prepared for fall.
Check Your Roof
It’s pretty simple to do a visual inspection of the roof from the ground, as all you need to do is to grab some binoculars and take a close look at the guttering and roof tiles. You’ll want to look for damaged and missing shingles, and consider getting a telescopic pole to help you clear away leaves and debris that tends to block gutters in the fall.
Clean Your Chimney
It might seem like strange timing, but if you get your chimney sweeped now, before winter then you’ll be in a much better position to enjoy a cosy open fire when the cold weather does hit as most people tend to put this task off until the cold weather comes, which is, of course, the busiest time of year for chimney sweeps – meaning you might have to wait a while.
Stock Up on Firewood
Similarly, a lot of people wait until winter and fall to start getting wood ready for winter, but now is the best time to gather firewood, particularly as this way you can make sure it’s dry and ready for the colder months.
Here, you want to be checking for damaged limbs of a tree that might break off if a storm comes, particularly large branches that are near power lines or could potentially fall onto your property. Now is the best time to be attending to these matters – as when it comes to reducing incidents in this sense, prevention is much better than cure.
Plant Flowers & Vegetables
There are certain plants that need to be planted now, in order to flower for the Spring and/or next Summer.
Take Care of Your Lawn
The summer can really put a strain on the health of your lawn, as it is not only likely to be dehydrated but also lacking vital nutrients – which is where fertilizer comes in, as this will start to replenish and nourish your lawn after the summer and also prevent winter damage that comes from the cold weather.
Organize Your Shed
It’s often the case that in the summer, our sheds get filled up with all sorts of junk, meaning it’s a good idea to clear out the shed and make it organised so that everything you need for the colder months is easily accessible – making sure things like antifreeze for your car, and snow shovels, if you live in a particularly cold climate are at the front; as the last thing you want is to have to plough through summer garden furniture to get to what you need when it’s freezing outside.