5 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Fall
The sun is starting to hang lower in the sky, it is casting longer shadows and setting earlier. The temperatures are beginning to drop, trees are displaying an array of vibrant colors and the smell of everything pumpkin spice is in the air. It’s that time of the year again—FALL!
As the weather begins to turn cooler, now is the perfect time to begin to get your home ready for those colder months ahead. Check out these 5 tips for getting your home ready for fall:
Prepare Your Yard
Begin by getting your yard ready for the cooler weather. Now is the time to refresh mulch to protect plants from the upcoming cold, prune trees for their long winter’s nap and plant shrubs to get established before first frost. Most of the DFW area lies in USDA Hardiness Zone 8a, so be sure to choose appropriate local plants suited for our soils and distinct climatic conditions.
Keep the Cold Out
Be sure to check all window and door seals around your house, insulate any outdoor pipes and water valves and clean gutters thoroughly. This will go a long way to keep cold air out of the house and prevent moisture from backing up or creeping inside.
Set your irrigation system to water less since lawns and many plants go dormant during the colder months and need less water. Ensure proper drainage around the house and move any debris such as wood or mulch away from the foundation so as not to invite unwanted critters inside.
Is your furnace ready to go? Make sure you have your heat source checked and serviced before the cold weather strikes. Ensure chimney and fireplace are cleaned for safety and to get the most out of those cozy fall fires. If your fireplace is gas, have a certified plumber inspect your gas lines to ensure they are up to code and working properly.
Call Your Realtor
My professional expertise will help you get your home ready to the weather the cold. If you are thinking of listing your home, check out my 5 Reasons Why Fall Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your Home and give me a call!