5 Tips for Preparing for the Fall Season

Have you started preparing for the fall? September 22nd is the official start of the fall season, and most of us cannot wait. Summer was wonderful, but it was also sweltering, and who doesn’t love the changing leaves that fall brings? But while there is a lot to look forward to, there are also things you need to do to prepare for the change of season. Below are out top 5 tips for preparing for the fall season.

5 Tips for Preparing for the Fall Season

5 Tips for Preparing for the Fall Season

1. Check Your Windows and Doors for Drafts

As the temperatures drop, drafts around your windows—and doors—can become a major problem. And it is best not to wait for the chilly weather to make this problem known. Light a candle and move it carefully around the edges of windows and doors; if the flame moves, there is a draft. This gives you time to fix the problem before the cold sets in.

2. Clean the Fireplace and Chimney

You may want to hire a professional for this, but no matter if you hire it out or go DIY, it needs to be done. Dirty fireplaces and chimneys are hazardous, and you know you will want to enjoy the ambiance of the fireplace as soon as the weather permits, so get it ready now.

3. Get Your Roof Inspected

Your roof should be inspected at least once a year, and it is best that you do this before fall. Why is that? Because once the temperatures drop, snow could come at any time, and snow adds a lot of weight to your roof. You want to make certain it is strong enough to withstand whatever mother nature throws at it.

4. Get the Yard in Order

We all know how hard it is to get the yard looing great after a long winter. But you can make spring easier on yourself by preparing your yard in the fall. Trim everything as recommended for your climate, get the flowerpots ready to be stored, and plant bulbs you want to see bloom in the spring. Before you finish, fertilize the lawn to give it the strength it needs to get through the cold weather.

5. Check Your Fall and Winter Equipment

From shovels to rakes to snow blowers, you need to make sure your gear is in good shape for the coming season. If it isn’t, look to replace it now. You might find good deals since it is still the off season, allowing you to be prepared and save money.

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