It’s easy to stop doing exterior maintenance as the colder winter months come upon us. After all, we will be spending less time outdoors, so why worry with landscaping and yard chores?But it’s very important to not neglect your exterior in the Fall. Leaves, weeds, mildew, and poor lighting all cause some negative impacts on how your house appears. Here are a few ideas to consider:


As the days get shorter, consider adding landscape lighting to highlight your house as well as walkway lighting to welcome guests into your home during the darker days to come. 


Weeds grow in the Fall - don’t stop spraying and weeding your landscaping once summer leaves us (no pun). If you do, your beds will quickly look over run and once Spring rolls around, it will be harder to whip back into shape.


Leaves - do I need to say more. As much as we enjoy the beauty of Fall, once they hit the ground, they quickly lose their beauty, and hold moisture. Keep them raked up for better curb appeal, proper drainage, and cleared from your gutters.


Don’t forget that with less sunlight, your trim, soffits and gutters will start to mildew quickly. Set a time to break out the pressure washer, and keep them sprayed down. There is also a mildew inhibitor that you can spray on the house (and roof) with a regular garden hose to reverse the progression of mildew growth.


These short tips will help you keep your home looking beautiful year round. You and your neighbors will appreciate the fresh look. And your proper will be easier to maintain throughout the winter months ahead.

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