Don’t let a late summer/early fall warm-up fool you. Cooler temperatures are on the way, and you cannot wait to prepare your home and yard for the changing seasons. Cleaning and maintenance tasks both inside and outside your home should top your to-do list before the first hard freeze.
1. Take Care of the Basics in Your Garden, Landscaped Areas, and Yard
As your trees and bushes become bare and your annuals die, your garden and yard become devoid of lush foliage. Take advantage of the open areas and walk through your yard to assess your landscaping, garden, and grass to see what you need to do.
Determine whether any plants have overgrown their space; divide those that have and plant them in bare areas. Check for diseased or damaged plants and bushes and cut off those areas or dig them out entirely.