The Fall season is here, the weather is getting chillier and that means it’s time to get your property ready for the upcoming winter season. We’ve compiled a few tasks that are recommended to make your home winter-ready, while also allowing you to enjoy the most of the Fall season. If you don’t feel like doing things yourself, you can always contact the Rahn Companies for all your landscaping needs.


Repair cracks in concrete and asphalt

With the sun setting earlier, that leaves less time to get these repairs in to prevent pot holes from forming. You also can’t fill them when it’s too cold or they won’t seal!

Those pesky gutters.. Time to clean them out!

This is usually the task that’s pushed to the bottom of your list in the fall season, but we all know it’s necessary. When the leaves start falling, or have fully fallen, clean out your gutters and ensure there’s adequate drainage for any rain/snow ahead. While you’re up there, this is a great opportunity to check your roof for any damaged shingles, flashing or vents. Make sure to clean those leaves in the yard and from the gutter as well!


Turn off your outdoor plumbing

Turn off all of the outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems, blow out your sprinkler system and ensure they’re covered to protect against freezing weather.


Clean, clean, clean!

Everyone thinks of Spring/Fall Cleaning as inside – make sure to include your outside as well! This is a great opportunity to clean any outdoor furniture, store it away safely for the winter, clean/organize your gardening tools and power wash your house. While power washing, we also recommend cleaning your windows to allow the most amount of light inside during the dark months.


Prepare your Spring Blooms during the Fall Season

April showers bring May flowers? Maybe! But even better is Fall season plantings to bring Springtime flowers. You’re able to plant blooms as early as October in most areas which will allow the soil, nutrients and water to help these beauties flourish in the Spring. Make sure to choose an extra sunny spot in your yard to plant them.