Our home exteriors tend to take a bit of a beating in our cool Alberta climate, so taking the time to protect and prepare one of our large life investments will pay off in the long run. The fall season is the perfect time to start getting your home ready for the upcoming winter season.
Read on for four tips to ready your home for the upcoming cooler weather:
Fertilizing in the early fall months ensure your lawns survival over winter, and revival come spring.
This is also the perfect time to finish pruning, cutting off dead branches that may get weighed down by snow. And don’t forget the raking. This is one chore kids may be happy to pitch in with, not to mention how fun it is jumping into the piles they worked so hard at!
Turn Off the Water
Pipes can easily freeze in the winter, which means bad news if you don’t turn off the water. Ensure all exterior water taps are turned off. If your home has an underground sprinkler system, hire a local company to blow out the sprinkler heads and get them ready for next spring.
Pack Up the Toys
This applies not only to the kiddo’s toys littering the yard after a summer of backyard fun, but also the “big boys” toys! Book any needed maintenance appointments before storing up your gear for winter.
Winter-ready Your Deck
Don’t let your backyard lounge area be affected by the harsh elements. Covering outdoor furniture will ensure that your summer outdoor haven can be enjoyed for years to come. Storing pillows, rugs and any outdoor décor will also ensure you can use them again next year.