Learn How to Protect Your Investment and Save Time this Season

Dirty roof with gutter with leaves requiring cleaning

As the crisp air sets in and the leaves start to fall, it’s a sign that autumn has arrived. With fall comes a range of activities and responsibilities to maintain the outdoors of your home. After all, a good-looking outdoor area can greatly enhance the appeal of any property, especially when you’re selling it off to prospective buyers. Taking the right measures to keep your outdoors clean and tidy this fall is essential to keeping your property looking at its best. So, in this blog, we’ll discuss some essential fall outdoor maintenance tips.

Clean Your Gutters 

As the leaves fall, they end up filling up the gutters and causing clogs. This can be particularly problematic in the upcoming winter months with snow and ice accumulation. Before it gets too cold, it’s wise to take some time and clear out the gutters. This will help keep water flowing away from your property effectively and prevent water damage to your roof or foundation.

Trim Overgrown Shrubbery 

Overgrown shrubs, trees, and bushes can create potential hazards all around your home. They can attract pests, create dark areas that tend to stay wet and create safety hazards. Keeping them trimmed is important to protect the look and value of your property. Also, when the winds pick up, overgrown branches can all too easily crash into your house, causing damage. 

Rake Your Leaves 

Fallen leaves might lend your lawn a romantic autumnal feel, but they will also create a moist environment that promotes decay and disease. It’s essential to keep your lawn clean and tidy for several reasons. Not only can leaves create a safety hazard when they’re wet and slippery, but they can also hinder healthy grass growth. Plus, a neat and tidy lawn simply looks better, doesn’t it?

Drain and Store Garden Hoses 

Before the hard frost, make sure to drain your hoses and put them in storage. Hoses left outside in the freezing temperatures may crack or become damaged, making it impossible to use them once spring arrives. If the hoses themselves aren’t expensive, replace them every year or so. But if you have high-quality hoses that would be costly to replace, make sure to store them properly so that they last a long time. 

Protect Your Outdoor Furniture 

The off-season is the best time to clean and maintain your outdoor furniture. Clean the furniture, let it dry off, and cover it with a waterproof cover before the onset of winter. This will keep it protected from the elements. This will also help you avoid any mold or mildew from growing on your furniture, which can be difficult to clean off once it sets in.

Identify any Cracks in Your Foundation

As a homeowner, there are certain things you should be on the lookout for when it comes to the upkeep of your house. One area that can often be overlooked is the foundation. While it may not be the most glamorous aspect of your home, it is certainly one of the most important. Without a strong foundation, your entire house is at risk. That’s why it’s crucial to check for any cracks or damages that may have occurred over time. By doing so, you can catch any potential issues early on and prevent them from turning into even bigger problems down the road. So, take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect the foundation. It may not sound like the most exciting activity, but it could save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run. And if you spot a crack, call us. We’ll get you fixed up!

Taking care of your outdoors this fall is the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the curve in terms of outdoor maintenance. A few simple tasks now can go a long way in ensuring that your property stays in tip-top shape throughout the year. By following these tips, you can make sure that your outdoors looks good and stays healthy, as well as save yourself time and money in repairs during the winter.

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