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Fall Maintenance Ideas

Fall is the perfect time to take care of maintenance items that can make a big difference for your home and the overall look of the property, especially when winter is right around the corner. Here are some ideas:

 

Fences: Wood fences do not last forever. We have seen fences that have been installed over 15 years ago or more and now are in great need of replacement or repair. This is especially true in the case of split rail fences. If this is your case you should repair or replace the fence.

 

Grass/weeds: grass and weeds growing in cracks of sidewalks, driveways and in particular on the curbside areas give a very unkempt look to your property. We have seen weeds/grass growing up to a foot near the curbside area in front of some homes in Spring Ridge. A little bit of Round Up once every 3 months applied in some of these spots would greatly improve the appearance of your home. 

 

Exterior painting and replacement of rotten wood trims: A coat of paint on the exterior trim of your home is one of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh, well-maintained appearance for little investment. If you have some rotten wood trim areas make sure to repair it properly. We advise you to replace the wood with the new paintable, low maintenance PVC trims.

 

Flower beds/ gardens: Now that the summer is over, any vegetable gardens and flower beds around the house should be cleaned of dead plant materials.

 

Tree trimming: A lot of front yards trees have branches growing into the sidewalks due to the growth throughout the summertime.  Branches should be trim away from sidewalks in order to not impede passage.

 

Leaf pickup: rake leafs from your yard on a regular basis. Leaving leaves in your yard gives your yard a very unkempt look plus it will eventually destroy your lawn. Remember Spring Ridge offers Yard waste removal every Wednesday, April through mid-December. And, the first thing most people see is the front yard of your home and so we advise you to keep it clean, to keep it maintained