Fall Yardwork - Oro Valley Homes for Sale
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Prepping Your Yard for Fall. With the changing of the seasons and cooler temps right around the corner, now is a great time to prepare your yard for the fall and winter months. Even if you don't live in an area prone to cold or harsh climates, the tips below are useful for any person with a place to call home.
Fertilize Lawn:
Like all living things, lawns need food all times of the year. Before it gets super cold out, apply fall lawn fertilizer to help prevent winter damage. Not sure what to get? Your local gardening center can help you find the perfect fertilizer for your climate zone and yard type.
Drain Garden Hose/Sprinkler System:
Colder months can do a number on hoses and sprinkler systems if water freezes in them. Now's a great time to drain and store garden hoses. If your area is prone to freezing temps, drain any exterior pipes and install insulating covers on outdoor spigots.
Clean Gutters:
Gutters can get full very quickly with leaves and other tree debris; they can also cause major issues if they freeze while full. Take the time to check your home's gutters and downspouts. Once all the leaves have fallen, clean the gutters out to avoid drainage issues in the winter months.
Plant Spring Bulbs:
If you know you'd like some color in the spring, now is an excellent time to plant spring bulbs! Depending on your climate and plant hardiness zone, there's optimal planting times in the fall for spring bulbs. Plan and plant now so you can enjoy the fruits of spring in the new year.
Check Windows and Doors for Leaks:
Ensuring your home is energy efficient is important for any homeowner. Whether it's holding in the AC, or holding in the heat, now is the time to ensure your windows and doors are leak free. Re-caulk windows and exterior door trim, and install new weather stripping, door seals, or draft stoppers to your exterior doors to ensure your home remains nice and comfy.
The changing of the seasons is always a great time to go over home tasks and compile a list of anything that may need fixing or replacing in the future. Whether you're preparing your home's exterior or interior, tasks and maintenance are always guaranteed when it comes to homeownership.