Life in Wisconsin is never dull – there’s always tons to do and we share weekend events each week in posts like these. We are fortunate to have 4 seasons in Wisconsin – a nice variety – although some could do without winter. And, some don’t like summer’s heat and humidity. There’s something for everyone here!
With the changing seasons there are also some tasks to accomplish around the house. This time, we prepare the house and yard for the cooler weather of fall and the coming of winter’s snow.
Before you head outside, throw dinner in the slow cooker and your home will smell great & dinner will be waiting for you after your busy day in the yard.
Change furnace filter
Have furnace serviced for efficiency
Check fireplace for cracks, check damper.
Drain garden hoses & stow hoses
Turn off all shut-off valves to hose spigots
Cut down spent perennials
Clean out those gutters
Blow leaves out of garden beds and lawn
Empty out annual plantings from flower pots and stack pots away
Caulk windows if needed
Pressure wash patios/decks and stain or seal decks
Check weatherstripping around doors
Check the roof for loose shingles or wind damage
Walk around the home’s perimeter to check for digging from pests trying to get inside
Change carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries
Check for proper insulation to prevent ice dams
Paint. Any interior paint job needs ventilation. Do it before winter sets in.
Get the snowblower ready and fire it up
Stow the mower after running out the fuel or put a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank
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