It’s only three weeks until the kids are back at school, which means that the routine of the home is going to get back to what it was. It’s time, then, to get organised. Time runs away from us when we’re busy doing school drop-offs and carpooling, so it’s vital that you have all your ducks in a row for your house, so that you don’t fall behind. We may be in the midst of the summer, but the sun is already setting earlier and rising later, which means that autumn isn’t too far away now.
The darker mornings, cooler temperatures, coffees with pumpkin spice and cold weather wear is all about to come back out, so while you’re digging out your galoshes and getting the draft excluders ready for the house to warm it up, have you thought about the prep that you need to do for the outside? Well, you’ve got three weeks to start getting these jobs done before the kids go back to school, let’s get organised now to save the panic later on.
The Lawn. Preparing the lawn in your garden and at the front of your house is important if you want the garden to survive the change in the weather. Get it fertilised and mowed down so that your grass is thick and healthy for the cold months ahead.
HVAC. All summer, you’ve had cool air pumping through your house with your HVAC. Well, it’s time to reverse that and make it warm. Getting your service provider to perform a health check on your HVAC is going to make sure that you get it cleaned and serviced ready for winter. Change the filter and clean the coils so that it doesn’t get damaged.
Roofing. Your roof has weathered the beating of the sun and with the leaves shedding from the trees soon, you’ll need to clear the gutters and check that your roof is whole and healthy for the colder months. You can use www.wildwoodroof.com for more help on getting things replaced if needed. You have to pay attention to the roof so that you don’t end up with a flood in the attic.
Drain Sprinklers. Your outdoor water features – such as the faucets on the wall and the sprinkler system – needs draining. The last thing you need is for a drip to turn your patio or driveway into an ice-skating rink. Turn off the outdoor water supply and disconnect your hoses; this way, you won’t end up with an exploding piece of kit outside.
Prep Tools. Prepping the snowblower and getting the equipment needed to clean ice off the windshield of the car is essential. Frosty weather is on the way and you need to be prepared. The lawnmower and strimmer go away and the winter tools come out!
Enjoy the last vestiges of the warm weather while you can; autumn is on the way and you need to get your home ready for the change in the weather.