The summer season is coming to a close, which means it’s time to get your yard ready for fall. There’s a lot to do to prepare your yard for the season ahead, so it helps to break the overall job into several tasks. Here’s a quick fall maintenance checklist to help prepare your backyard for the upcoming season.
Empty Out Your Gutters
Cleaning out the gutters is usually the first thing on every homeowner’s fall to-do list and the one that they look forward to the least. Pulling out the ladder and climbing onto the roof can be a pain, but this task is crucial as you enter the fall season. Additionally, you should clean your gutters throughout the season to prevent runoff blockages that lead to water damage. Your gutters will catch fallen leaves and other debris from nearby trees, so be sure to check your gutters regularly.
Clean Your Fire Pit
Summer nights are a popular time for lighting fires in your backyard fire pit, but the fall season is also a prime time for enjoying campfires. If you lit many fires over the summer, now is the time to clean out the leftover ashes, charcoal, and debris. Cleaning out your fire pit now will give you a fresh start for a new season full of campfire potential. If you don’t currently have a backyard campfire, consider adding a smokeless fire pit to your backyard. These fire pits are perfect for chilly autumn days and offer easy cleanup throughout the season.
Take Care of Your Lawn
The summer months can be tough on your lawn. The end of summer and the start of fall is the perfect time to focus on your lawn care before its growth slows down and goes dormant for the year. For example, the fall season is the perfect time to aerate your soil and promote better growth for next year. Aerating your soil allows air and nutrients to enter the Earth and helps the roots grow. You should also continue to water and fertilize your lawn until the end of the season to promote a healthy yard next year.
As we move into the fall season, start with this fall maintenance checklist for your backyard. These tips will help you prepare your yard for the fall so that you can get more use out of it this season.
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