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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Yearly Fall Chores


Fall is here!

It's a perfect time to look around and see what needs to be done around the house to get ready for winter.  Some things to think about are

  • Cleaning and store your tools and other outdoor items
  • Dipping metal garden tools in a mixture of motor oil and sand serves to clean and lubricate them.
  • Garden hoses, make sure to empty all the water from hoses and to store them in the garage.
  • Clean out and check your car, including tire pressure (which changes at different temperatures.)
  • Cover grills that are left outside. If you wheel a grill into the garage, then make sure to leave propane tanks covered outside since they pose a severe flammability risk.
  • Keep firewood covered in a sheltered area outdoors. Just make sure to keep a space between the wood stack and the outside wall of your home to prevent possible termite or insect damage to your house
  • Rake the leaves and use them for compost.

What do you do to get ready for fall?