Fall cleanup marks the time when many people get their homes and yards in order before winter arrives. Sometimes referred to as fall pick-up, the purpose of fall cleanup is to remove all debris and garbage from your home before winter arrives. Fall cleanup is usually run by local city governments. The reason why the local government supports fall-pickup even for individual homeowners is because removing leaves and other debris from yards and private property protects public property from damage and from looking unsightly. Continue reading for several tips that will help prepare your home for fall cleanup.
Clean Out The Gutters
Fall in many parts of the country means a beautiful change in the trees from bright green to various shades of brown, gold, red, and orange. In addition to the leaves changing color, they begin to fall off of the branches to prepare the tree for winter. While falling leaves may be a good thing for the tree, it could cause a lot of problems for you and your family.
Firstly, falling leaves could get into your gutters, causing blockage. If your gutters get blocked during the winter, the water could freeze, causing ice dams, which are extremely harmful to your home. Cleaning out your gutters is a vital part of fall cleanup in order to protect your gutters and your home. Use a pair of gloves and your two hands, or hire a professional power washer to clean your gutters for excellent fall protection.
Prepare Your Garden And Flower Beds
Another thing that is important to do during the fall season is prepare your garden and flower beds for the cold temperatures that are to come. Fall is often the time when bulbs and shrubs need to be planted if you would like a full, gorgeous flowerbed in the spring and summertime. Some bushes, perennial plants, and roses also need to be prepared for the cold weather. Make sure that you surround your plants with mulch to protect their roots and depending on the heartiness of the plant, wrap them in cloths or blankets to prevent them from freezing.
Rake Up Leaves And Feed Your Lawn
As previously mentioned, leaves will fall during autumn, causing a few problems. In addition to clogging up your gutters, leaves can also cover your lawn and your driveway which can be bad for your grass and look unappealing over time. That is why it is important to be vigilant during the fall to ensure that most of the leaves that fall off of your trees are removed. You can use these fallen leaves as mulch for your garden. As it gets colder, your lawn will also become dormant. During this time, it is a good idea to aerate or fertilize your grass, so that come spring, your lawn will lush and green.
Power Wash Your Home
At the end of summer, your house may have sustained a layer of dirt. This dirt can be easily removed with power washing services. It is important to get your home power washed in the fall before winter arrives, as power washing will not be as safe or effective during this time. You don’t want to have a dirty looking house all winter! Make sure to reach out to us at Innovative Pressure Cleaning to receive excellent power washing services that will leave your home looking good as new for the upcoming holidays.
Are You Ready For Fall Cleanup?
If you follow the previous steps, you will be prepared for fall cleanup. However, for some of these steps, you may be in need of professional services. We at Innovative Pressure Cleaning provide several cleaning and maintenance services that can help make your life easier during the fall and every season of the year. Our power washing services can be useful in cleaning out your gutters, removing pesky layers of rust from your property, and eliminating dirt from the surface of your home. For more information, or to get in contact with our talented and experience maintenance team, reach out to us today.