As the summer months are drawing to a close, it’s time to start shaping-up the exterior of our home in time for the colder months to follow. Doing Fall home maintenance now means the gardens, paths, and external walls, etc. will be a lot easier to maintain in the Autumn and Winter. This is particularly important if you dislike being outdoors when it’s snowing or raining.
For some ideas on how to start Fall home maintenance, here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Fall Home Maintenance Tip #1-Pressure Washing
First up on our Fall home maintenance list is pressure washing. Over time dirt, debris, and algae collect on the outdoor paths, windows, and fences. To restore the exterior of your home, you can clean these areas with a power washer.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a power washer, you can hire a window cleaning company to complete the task for you. You’ll often find window cleaning companies offer a multitude of other handy services that can help shape up the outside of your house, such as gutter cleaning and patio cleaning.
A fall hardscaping routine is essential because it helps to remove unsightly blemishes and ensures your exterior looks welcoming. Make sure to read this for more information on how you can keep your exterior looking clean and fresh. This will be helpful especially when you run out of time for home maintenance and need to clean things instantly.
Clear The Outside Clutter
Clearing outside clutter is another Fall home maintenance job you should take care of now. Our outdoor spaces sometimes become an area for things that we can’t fit in the house, the garage, or the shed. This means old slides, broken bikes, and old mats may begin to clutter up the outdoor areas. However, those aren’t the only objects lying around.
Rubbish, which has blown onto the garden, is another culprit. Plus, seedlings or plants that have not flourished into what you hoped they would, are likely also sitting in the corners and crevices of the garden.
It’s essential to declutter all of these items, to make room for the things you need and use, such as outdoor tables, a parasol, and chairs.
If the shed is looking a little full, consider including it as part of your decluttering regime. You can donate most items or take them to a recycling center. More space in the shed will allow you to pack away and protect the garden furniture and things you need.
Edging and Deweeding
Next up on our Fall home maintenance list is to take care of weeds. If weeds are left to grow for too long, they can become overwhelming and time-consuming to get rid of.
To save yourself the hassle in the colder months, attempt to pull out as many weeds, dead plants, and shrubs as you can now. But don’t just focus on the border and edges of the garden, take time to de-weed the lawn also. Weeds in lawns spread quickly and can tarnish the appearance of the grass.
Edging is a great way to smarten up a garden. And while it can take a while to do, edging the borders and lawn should last for a few months or so. Taking care of de-weeding and edging now, will also mean there is one less thing to labor over in Autumn.
Final Thoughts on Fall Home Maintenance
Committing to finishing several fall home maintenance jobs often is a lot easier than attempting to take care of your home’s gardens and exterior in one day. The fact is gardening, decluttering, and cleaning consumes a lot of energy and time. If you’re short on either of those, always seek help from professionals such as gardeners and window cleaners.