Once your custom home is built, you must continue to maintain it. Luckily, this doesn’t need to be an ordeal. Although everyone usually considers spring to be the time of year where you clean out your home and make all sorts of necessary repairs, that doesn’t mean that routine maintenance can’t happen during the fall, either.
Put Away Summer Garden Tools
You won’t be spending as much time tending your garden during the fall and winter. Empty the gas tank on your lawn mowers whether or not they are riding mowers. Cold weather can damage the internal components of the mower if any fuel is left inside it.
Turn off the Sprinklers
Since the grass and other landscape features won’t need as much irrigation during the fall and winter, you can take the time to turn off the sprinklers. This is why all hoses need to be disconnected and put into storage to protect them against being damaged by frost. The shutoff valves attached to these hoses should also be switched off. These shutoff valves might be in the basement if they are not on the exterior of the house, perhaps in the backyard.
Clean All Gutters and Downspouts
You will also need to make sure that all gutters and downspouts are cleaned out. If they fill up with debris, then it could lead to flooding and other forms of water damage that can be prevented by routine maintenance on your custom home. When you do this, you can also protect your custom home against ice dams, freezing damage, and damage to your siding as well.
Inspect the Roof
The next step is to inspect the condition of your home’s roof. The roof can keep out wind, rain, snow, and ice. If you are unsure what to do next, then consult your custom home builder partner to see what further advice they can give you!
Fertilize the Lawn
Fertilizing the lawn now can help your garden thrive when spring returns. Part of this process involves ensuring that the grass gets enough phosphorus to help them survive. If you rely on pots and planters outside to help present your flowers and other plants, then empty the soil, so the pots don’t crack or split open due to the freeze-thaw cycle.
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