When most people think about transitioning their home from summer to fall, they instantly think about breaking out their thicker linens, dusting off their Halloween decor, and getting some fall scented candles. However, to ensure that your home is really ready for fall, and the coming winter too, you’re going to want to start your preparation outside of your home.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for maintaining the property around your home during the fall.
Seal Up Any Cracks Or Holes
While you might have done everything in your power to keep your home cool in the summer, including installing an air conditioning system, in the fall, you’re likely going to want to work just as hard as keeping the cool air out and the warm air in.
One of the best ways to do this, regardless of what type of heating system you have in your home, is to seal up the exterior of your home so that there are no cracks or holes that air can slip into and enter your house. To do this, walk around the exterior of your home and look for any visible vulnerabilities. You can use a screwdriver or other tool to check around windows to see if there’s more space than there should be. Then, use caulk to fill in any small holes or cracks that you find so that your home can be perfectly sealed.
Check The Concrete Around Your Home
Moving a little further away from your home and more into the property surrounding your home, you should next check out any concrete that you have on your property. If you see any cracks or uneven sections in your driveway, walkways, or other paths, you’ll want to give those areas some extra attention.
In the fall and winter, rain and snow can easily get into these small cracks and break them open much wider when they run through or freeze. So to help you avoid having to replace steps, driveways, or other areas made of concrete, take care of the small issues while you can.
Continue Caring For Your Lawn
Although summer is when your lawn is going to be growing at its fastest rate, there is still work that will need to be done on your lawn during the fall.
Until your weather starts to freeze, you should continue to water your lawn on a regular basis, as the water you give it in the winter can help strengthen it for winter. You may also want to aerate and fertilize your lawn so that it’s ready to go once the snow melts and spring is in the air.
If you were thinking that fall meant taking a break from caring for your lawn and property, consider implementing the tasks mentioned above to help you ensure that your home and yard are taken care of properly this autumn season.