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Your Home’s Fall Checklist

Have you noticed your yard is looking a little dull from the hot summer weather? Fall is the perfect time to take care of little things that can make a big difference in the appearance of your home. Here’s a quick list to get you started.

Clean up your annuals and bushes.
Removing the wilted heads or brown stems from any annual plants will go a long way in brightening up your home. Remove any dead or dying limbs from shrubs, then trim and shape them.

Plant a fresh batch of perennials.
Perennials are ideal for planting in the fall because they’re low maintenance and you’ll have something to look forward to next year.

Give your mulch a fluff.
By turning your mulch, you’ll keep flowerbeds looking fresh, will help eliminate insects and plant diseases and help water absorb efficiently.

Give your lawn a boost.
Use this time to rake dead grass and fertilize your lawn, so the grass continue to grow during fall and winter. Use herbicide to kill weeds now before they come back next spring.

Power wash the exterior of your house.
You’ll be amazed at the difference in your house after a good power washing. Don’t forget to clean any yard furniture, decks, patios and driveway.

Add a pop of color to your front door.
Welcome visitors into your home with a bright front entrance. A clean front door, fall flowers in planters and a welcome mat all do the trick.

With these tips, you’ll prepare your home to withstand the colder weather ahead.

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