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Oct 18, 2019

HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEAS FOR FALL

It’s officially fall, and with colder weather is right around the corner it means it’s time to prep your home for a new season. The Lakes knows all the best tips and tricks for getting your lawn and house ready to tackle rain, snow and cooler temperatures. Check out some home improvement ideas to gear up for sweater weather.

How to protect your lawn for fall and winter: As colder weather approaches, it’s important to prepare your lawn accordingly so it is protected until spring. The three most important steps to preparing your yard are aeration, seeding, and fertilization. Aeration is an essential part of maintaining a beautiful yard because it relieves soil compaction and allows air, water and fertilizer to better penetrate the core of the lawn. Fall is a great time to plant seeds if you have a cool-season grass, like Kentucky Bluegrass or tall fescue lawns. Finally, fertilizing your lawn during the fall helps to strengthen your its root system, which can lead to a greener lawn in the spring! Looking to learn more about the best lawn care for your lawn? Visit CSU’s Extension website for more information.

Gut your gutters: One of the most important things homeowners can do to prepare for fall is to clean your gutters! Although this is the chore that many despise, it’s truly a necessity. The benefit of having clean gutters during fall and winter is the fact that they often divert several gallons of water away from your home (when they’re free of debris). If your gutters are clogged with falling leaves this can sometimes lead to water damage to your roof and even flooding inside your home. Cleaning your gutters, while easy to put off, should be one of the tasks at the top of your to-do list this season!

How to winterize your house: While you’re up on the roof, what better time to inspect it? With cooler weather coming, it’s best to inspect the exterior of your home while it’s still semi-warm outside. This helps ensure that your home has the proper insulation which keeps your home warm and dry during those seasonal storms. Look for broken or cracked shingles, or to see if your roof has any leaks. Doing these types of checks before storms hit can help avoid major problems after big winter storms.

While you’re performing regular checks like this, don’t forget to give your windows a quick check, too! Heat leakage from windows during colder weather can have negative impacts on your energy bill. Homeowners should check the weather stripping and sealant on windows to ensure that heat stays in your home at all times. If these elements aren’t intact, call a professional to help fix them.

Fall Remodeling: Preparing for fall doesn’t have to happen outside only. As the seasons change, so does your indoor décor! Decorating for fall is a great way to revamp your home without doing a complete renovation. Adding festive décor, even when simple, can spruce up your home in minutes! Add pumpkins to your front porch or create beautiful tablescapes that can last from September first to Thanksgiving. Decorating is a great time to involve little ones too with simple DIY projects that can give your home a facelift and take no time at all. Need some inspiration? Check out our Fall Home Décor board on Pinterest.

Preparing for fall and winter doesn’t have to be stressful! Use these tips to gear up your yard and home for the cold weather season. Looking for more home improvement ideas? Head to our Home Improvements for Fall  Pinterest board for more.

Upcoming Events

February
22
Sat. Feb 22, 2020
WORKSHOP SERIES WITH JIM TOLSTRUP: PART 1: RESTORING NATIVE OPEN SPACE

HPEC DIRECTOR, JIM TOLSTRUP, WILL GUIDE PARTICIPANTS THROUGH A STEP BY STEP PROCESS FOR RESTORING NATURAL AREAS INCLUDING: Inventory – assessing the ecological and cultural site conditions of the proposed natural area Identification – determining the primary landscape functions (aesthetics, water, wildlife and plant conservation) that are important to the project area Zoning – delineating the project area […]

When
9am-3pm
Where
2698 Blue Stem Will Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
March
10
Tue. Mar 10, 2020
Centerra Blood Drive

UCHealth will be bringing its Donor Bus to the Rangeview Office Campus and will park in front of 2725 Rocky Mountain Avenue. It only takes 15-30 mins to donate and one blood donation can save up to three lives in northern Colorado. Signup here. If you have questions about your eligibility to donate just give […]

When
9am-2pm
Where
2725 Rocky Mountain Avenue
Loveland, CO 80538
March
19
Thu. Mar 19, 2020
March Food Truck Roundup at Centerra

The first Food Truck Roundup of 2020 will take place on Thursday, March 19 from 11am-2pm. As always, the event will take place in the center of the Rangeview campus (between 2725 Rocky Mountain Ave and 2915 Rocky Mountain Ave) and will feature a variety of mouth-watering lunch options brought to you by NoCo’s best […]

When
11am-2pm
Where
Rangeview Office Campus
Loveland, CO 80538

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