Keep Your Outdoor Space in Perfect Condition this Fall

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Fall is a transitional season between summer and winter and it signals the start of cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours. With this change, it’s important to switch gears, make some changes, and address your outdoor space. This is because the autumn weather can put a lot of strain on your garden, patio, porch, and lawn. You will need to undertake some maintenance activities to make sure your outdoor space stays in perfect condition throughout the fall season. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a few tips on how to maintain your outdoor space during fall.

Clean Up Your Outdoor Space

The fall season is marked by falling leaves and debris. This can create a mess in your outdoor space, making it look unkempt and uninviting. The first step in maintaining your outdoor space during fall is to get rid of fallen leaves, sticks, and other debris. You can use a rake or a leaf blower to collect leaves in one area and dispose of them. Once you have cleared the debris, give your space a thorough cleaning by pressure washing surfaces, mopping floors, and wiping down furniture. This will help to prepare your space for the upcoming cold weather.

Cut Back Overgrown Trees and Shrubs

During the summer, trees, and shrubs can grow rapidly and become overgrown. If left unattended, they could cause damage to your property and create a breeding ground for pests. In the fall, it’s recommended to trim back overgrown trees and shrubs to prevent them from becoming too large and also to remove any dead or diseased branches. This will help to keep your outdoor space look well-maintained and tidy.

Inspect Outdoor Lighting

During the fall, you will experience shorter days and longer nights. This means your outdoor lighting will be essential to keep your space illuminated, safe, and attractive. Go around your outdoor space and inspect all your lighting fixtures to ensure everything is working properly. Check for any broken bulbs, exposed wires, or other maintenance issues. Replace bulbs and/or fixtures where necessary and position them strategically to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your outdoor space.

Cover Outdoor Furniture

If you plan on spending time outdoors during the fall, you’ll want to invest in high-quality furniture covers to protect them from the elements. This will keep your outdoor furniture dry, clean, and protected from wind damage, sun damage, and other hazards that could cause wear and tear. Furniture covers are also an essential tool in keeping your furniture looking new over a long period of time.

Finish Upgrading Your Hardscape

Fall is the best time to upgrade your outdoor space’s hardscape. You can add features such as walkways, retaining walls, patios, or fire pits, or add decorative elements such as fall flowers, pumpkins, and other seasonal decor. Upgrading your hardscape will add value to your property and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Check Your Foundation for Cracks

When it comes to keeping your home in tip-top shape, it’s important to pay attention to the structure that holds it all up: the foundation. Even small cracks can lead to big problems down the line, such as shifting walls or uneven floors. But don’t worry, checking for foundation cracks is a simple and important task that can save you a lot of money and stress in the long run. Make sure to take a close look at all visible areas of your foundation, including corners and joints, and keep an eye out for any cracks that are wider than a quarter inch. And if you do spot any issues, don’t hesitate to call us for an expert opinion or advice. Your home (and wallet) will thank you!

Fall is a beautiful season that allows you to enjoy the natural environment and also to maintain your outdoor space. By following these tips, you can ensure that your outdoor space is in perfect condition throughout the fall season. The key is to prepare early, remain vigilant, and stay committed to your outdoor space maintenance activities. With a little effort, you can create a warm and inviting outdoor environment that you and your family can enjoy throughout the fall season.


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