As the summer comes to a close, it’s a good time to do a little end of season cleanup to prepare for the fall season just around the corner.
To get ready for any fall planting, clean out garden pots and dry out or preserve any fruits, vegetables, or herbs you worked hard on all summer so they don’t go to waste.
Begin to prep your pool for close by vacuuming, cleaning filters, testing the pH balance in the water, and safely storing pool floats and toys for the following year. Even if you plan on leaving these items out during warm fall weather, it can’t hurt to do some end of season cleaning.
Any repairs that need to be taken care of should be done before foliage begins to fall and the winter rolls around. Make sure you have a proper place to store items, or invest in furniture covers that can take on rain and weathering.
Organize your shed and put away tools, decorations, and items you no longer need out and readily available. Take this time to reorganize, and bring rakes and wheel barrels front and center so that when the leaves start to change and rougher weather heads your way, you are ready to take on fall lawn care.
Make repairs now while the outdoor weather is still comfortable. Once harsher conditions roll around, damage will only get worse and your willingness to get outside and make the repairs will probably lessen.
Remove all decaying plants, and clean up any unwanted growth to prepare for fall plants.
Your lawn still needs water beyond summer months. Make sure your hose and sprinklers stay out, especially if you plan on planting or fertilizing during the fall.
Fall is a busy time of year—make sure you get organized and prep before the new season begins!