November 9, 2016
With all the hubbub of the election season finally over, it is not time to turn our sights to the next most dreaded time of the year: fall cleanup and winter prep.
I know, it's such a hard thing to fathom, the winter is upon us. But, with a little foresight, the seasonal transition can be fairly easy and ready for some luscious snow (I know, wishful thinking).
Here is short list of what to think about when getting your fall cleanup done.
- Leaves: I know, it has to be done. It's time to put that elbow grease in and bag or containerize those leaves. By doing so, you keep your lawn beautiful and lessen the risk of killing grass during Spring.
- Grass: Feed it. Many people forget to winterize their grass by not giving it the nutrients that it needs to make it through the winter. Remember, we want to see it lush come Spring.
- Weed: Yes, those pesky plants are still around during fall, so don't overlook them.
- Pet waste: Not exactly glamourous, but it should be done. The fact is that you don't want those lovely surprises while you are raking up leaves and making snow angels later on (more wishful thinking).
- Plant: Now is the time to plant your spring bulbs.
- Store: By prepping your patio furniture for winter storage, you give your furniture a longer life.
- Gutters: Make sure to clean gutters and down spouts. This will prevent damage to roofs in the winter with water dams and freezing when rains.
With this short list, you will be on your way to getting ready for the rest of Fall, Winter, and even Spring. Don't let the dark afternoons get you down; there's always a Spring to come.