4 Chores to Do in the Yard This Fall

Tidying up the yard is an important part of fall home maintenance. While the amount of interest and color in your yard is limited during the winter, there are several things you can do to spruce things up and make it as attractive as possible over the fall and winter months.

4 Chores to Do in the Yard This Fall

Rake Up the Leaves

As beautiful as bright, colorful autumn leaves are on the trees, it’s important to remove them from your lawn once they fall. Thick piles of leaves and other yard debris allowed to molder over the winter will not only suffocate the grass and cause bare spots, it also spreads fungus and other grass-thinning winter diseases that can ruin your lawn.

Bring in More Green

Winter landscapes can often appear dull and depressing due to their lack of color. If this holds true for your yard, add some life to your outdoor space by planting hardy evergreen shrubs this fall, once growth has slowed but before the ground freezes. In this way, you’ll be able to enjoy some green throughout the winter season, and the shrubs will double as windbreaks to protect your other garden plants from harsh winter winds.

Keep the Color Going

While mums seem to be the quintessential choice for fall color, there are quite a few other options that thrive in cooler weather. To enjoy colorful blooms as long as possible, turn to cold-tolerant flowers such as violas and pansies, and foliage plants like flowering kale, ornamental cabbage and mustard for some interesting color and texture.

Cut & Trim

One of the nicest aspects of fall is the end of the lawn mowing season. To keep your lawn looking tidy all winter long, make sure that everything is neatly cut and trimmed one last time before putting your mowing equipment away for the winter. This includes edging along flower beds, sidewalks and other pathways, which is done by angling a string trimmer vertically to remove debris and ensure clean lines between the edge of the lawn and adjoining surfaces.

Don’t Forget to Schedule an Annual Roof Inspection

One of the most essential home maintenance tasks that should be completed before winter weather hits is an annual roof inspection. When performed by the experienced roofers at Muth & Company Roofing, a roof inspection will enable you to identify any potential issues and take care of necessary roof repairs so you don’t have to worry about whether your roof will make it through the winter. To schedule your inspection, give us a call today at (614) 682-3060.

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