What To Do To Your Home In September

Doing preventative measures for your home can help reduce larger costs in the future.

Here’s our monthly home checklist with our suggested maintenance items for your home.

It’s time for Step 4 Fertilizer For Our Friends Up North. Depending upon where you live in the US, your lawn will benefit from step 4 fertilizer. Step 4 can be applied 4 to 6 weeks after Step® 3, between August and November. It greens up the lawn now and helps strengthen and protect it for a better lawn next spring. Take a look at the package and confirm you live in a zone that needs step 4 fertilizer.

Check And Replace Worn Weather Stripping. From the garage to front doors, weather stripping sees a lot. Replacing the worn weather stripping will help keep your home warmer. Plus, these exposed areas prime spots for mice and other pests to pry open and set up a new home.

It’s gutter cleaning time. From leaves to sticks, it’s time to clean out the gutter so water can flow freely. Failure to clean out your gutters can mean moisture has to go somewhere and that could include your attic or into your roof.

Remove dying annuals. If your flowers have lost their luster, it’s time to remove them from the ground. If left in the yard, pests and diseases will persist in the plant and soil over winter. Removing them now helps keep the soil healthy for spring.

Clean Out Your Floor Vents. From dust to crumbs, your floor vent is collecting a lot of household debris. Remove your floor vent, rinse it and let it dry. Then, with a wet/dry vac clean out what’s collected in there. Just a bit of caution, some sharp objects can be in that vent area and wearing a pair of work gloves is a must.

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