Fall Has Arrived!
Now that leaves have begun to fall and we're experiencing milder temperatures it's time to start thinking ahead towards some colder weather!
You'll find a few useful tips below that will help you prepare your home for the winter:
- Make sure all your gutters are free of leaves and debri! Overflowing gutters can cause numerous major problems if left unattended for an extended period of time. Water can backflow under the last layer of shingles and end up leaking into an interior wall in some cases. Ice damming is also a common occurence once temperatures drop into freezing ranges if gutters aren't cleaned before hand.
- Disconnect and store your garden hoses. Usually this time of year mother nature will take care of watering your landscape for you. Now is the time to get your garden hoses disconnected from your home and stored in the garage or shed for the winter months. Make sure you've worked all the water out of the hoses so they don't freeze if stored in a shed or non insulated place.
- Have your roof checked out. Now is a good time to have your roof inspected for any potential issues and repairs scheduled as needed.
- Perform those fall cleanups! Our crews are out every day cleaning lawns and beds of leaves and debri. Perennials can be cut back as they are starting to wane. We suggest getting on a weekly or bi weekly schedule for your leaf removal. It tends to take much more time to clean a lawn and beds one time at the end of the year. In the meantime your lawn will struggle under the leaf cover. You want to keep healthy air movement over your lawn and give it as much sunshine as possible before it works itself into dormancy for the winter.