You are probably thinking since Summer is over, “No more yard work“. Well with the fall and winter months setting in ever so quickly, I want to remind you of a few things to do outdoors. Yep, here is a list of 5 things before it gets too cold or the snow months hit.
5 tips for Getting Ready for Winter
- Pick Up After Your Self – Take a walk outside around your house, and see what needs to be stored or sent to the land field. For me, with kids we always have balls, dolls, and other random items laying around in the backyard. So I will gather those items along with stacking up the outdoor furniture. I don’t have the luxury to have shed so we cover or outdoor furniture with canvas covers. And, the wind has been pretty strong so her secure our trampoline and tether ball set.
- Know How to Mow – Continue mowing as needed throughout the fall months. I keep my Craftsman mower blades high (3” or higher) to encourage healthy roots.
- Rake it up – Remove fallen leaves as soon as possible. Leaves that haven’t been cleaned up tend to become a soggy mess that can suffocate grass and breed diseases. Either rake or use a lawnmower like the Craftsman Chipper/Shredder with a collection bag to stay on top of falling leaves. Compost leaves to use as mulch in the spring.
- Save Your Back – I can remeber helping my grandpa split logs before, during and after the Fall/Winter months. It wasn’t too bad back then, but now I try and save my back as much as possible. So now use a log splitter like Craftsman 27 Ton Log Splitter. this bad boy splits up to 25 inch logs with 27 tons of ram pressure.
- Blow Out – I’m not talking about you tires or your wife hair do. I am talking about grabbing a latter and hitting the roof line. Use a Craftsman Gas Blower to blow out clogged rain gutters. If your gutters are full of detritus, water can back up against the house and damage roofing, siding and wood trim — plus cause leaks and ice dams.
On top of all of these tips I recommend wrapping your outdoor faucets, prune your bushes, call a chimney sweep, buy a new snow shovel or Craftsman Pro Series Snow Blower.