Oh, how nice it is, to have a yard that we love to spend time in during the summer. It’s an integral part of the property, probably the most enjoyable space! But when fall rolls around, and we know that it’s going to be some time before we get to enjoy the riches of the summer season again. But in order to make sure that our yard is as enjoyable next spring as it was this year, then we need to do some work to keep things prepped. Because we’re not going to be spending too much time in the outdoors, it’s even more imperative that we’re taking some extra steps to keep it in order. Take a read of the tips below, and you can ensure that your yard always looks and feel the part.
Clear the Furniture and Tools
You’ll have gotten plenty of use from your furniture over the past few months, but they’re not going to be too big a presence in your life moving forward. As such, you’ll be well-served by making sure they’re all safely cleared away inside your garage. That way, they’ll be protected from the elements. The same can be applied to your gardening tools. They won’t be used too much over the coming months, but if they’re not securely tucked away, then you’ll likely find that they’re not fit for purpose when it comes to getting your hands in the dirt next year.
There’ll be some tasks that you’ll want to leave to the professionals. The gutters that run around the edge of your property, for instance; you can do it yourself, but if you’re not overly confident, then have an expert take a look. If you have a swimming pool, then a company like ABC Pool Repair will be essential for keeping things ticking over properly when the weather drops; if you leave it to its own devices, you might find you have a whole range of problems once winter departs. If you already have a well-designed garden and don’t want it to lose any of its punch in the coming months, then hire a landscaper to keep things looking in order.
Keep on Mowing
Now, we know that the weather isn’t all that agreeable, but it’s important to carry on getting outside and mowing your grass for a little while yet. It’s advisable to carry on mowing the grass until it’s obvious that it’s settled down for winter, and won’t be growing any longer. This is likely still some time off, so make a habit of getting out there every other Sunday to give it a trim. Though if you really can’t face it, then this might be time to give one of your children the opportunity to earn some extra allowance.
Just because winter is on its way, that doesn’t mean that you have to avoid spending time in your yard entirely. With a little bit of planning, you can create a space that you can enjoy no matter how chilly the weather becomes. The key part, of course, is staying warm. But this is easily achieved by adding the staple of sophisticated outdoor living, the humble fire pit. Buy one – or make it yourself – and you’ll be able to sit outside on those chilly evenings when the stars are oh so bright. You might also want to create a comfortable sitting space. Many of us don’t get anywhere near as much sun exposure as we should once fall and winter arrives, but it’s not like every day is overcast and rainy. Those sunny days do come too. When they do, you’ll have a space to sit outside and enjoy a chilly but sunny breakout in your yard.
Thinking About Next Year
It’s not going to be too long before spring comes around again! (OK, it might feel like a lifetime, but it’ll come eventually.) Fall and winter is the perfect time to get planning for what you’d like your yard to be like when the fine weather rolls back around. You can normally find cheaper outdoor furniture when it’s out of season, or you can simply draw up the plans that you can get to work on when the end of March arrives.
You don’t have the option of just letting your yard function on autopilot when fall and winter arrives. But luckily, none of the tasks are particularly difficult; they just require some time. And in the process, you’ll ensure that your outdoor space doesn’t fall into a state of disarray.
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