Be prepared for a weather emergency, especially if you have children or seniors in your care. Take steps now to put a plan in place of where to re-group and put together an emergency kit (and don’t forget about your pets!). The article, National Preparedness Month, by Earth Gauge is full of helpful ideas and links.
Lawn Care: To ensure a healthy lawn in the spring, take a bit of time this fall to apply a quality fertilizer and weed killer. Thatch and re-seed or lay sod as needed. Outdoor Faucets: Once all the yard work is completed, remove, drain, and store hoses for winter. If you have an inside valve for each outdoor faucet, turn these off and open the outside faucet slightly to drain any water left in the pipes. Attach insulated covers over outside faucets. Blow out sprinkler systems.
Fall is right around the corner and if you haven’t done so already, now is the time to prepare your home for winter. Spending some time doing a few simple and inexpensive things will help make your home more comfortable, give you added peace of mind, and save you money on your heating bill.
The following tips will help guide you through the process. We hope you find it useful as you make your way through your fall ‘to do’ list.