The weather is beginning to change, so what better time to start prepping your home for the season to come? We’ve gathered the most important fall home maintenance tasks to get you and your home ready for what’s next.

1. Fertilize your Lawn

Applying fall lawn fertilizer will help prevent winter damage and spring weeds. Ask a local garden center or check online to find out which type of fertilizer you need and when to apply it.

2. Reverse your Ceiling Fan

During winter, warm air rises up to the ceiling fan while cool air will stay close to the ground. By flipping a switch and reversing your ceiling fan, cool air is forced up, and warmer air is pushed down.

3. Clean the Gutters

If rain gutters are blocked, they can overflow which can cause water damage to your home, including the foundation and basement. Take out your ladder, and clear out any debris from the gutter.

4. Plant Bulbs for Spring-Blooming Flowers

There are several spring-blooming flowers, but they must be planted at just the right time during the fall. Some popular ones are the tulip, iris, daffodil, and lily.

5. Clean the Fireplace and Chimney 

Before you fire up the fireplace this autumn, make sure it’s clean and ready to go. Your fireplace & chimney should be cleaned and inspected every 50 burns to ensure that it’s ready to be used.

By checking off these tasks, you can ensure that your home is ready for the changing of seasons. Preparation is key, and I am here to help you! Please don’t hesitate to reach out.