It seems as though every year we get started later and later preparing for the long, cold winter ahead. Sometimes it’s because the weather stays warm later and, other times, we just dread getting out there any sooner than we have to. Unfortunately, there are things that must be inspected and done with every change of the season, and so why not get a head start on it rather than procrastinate until the last minute? Here are some of the reasons why you just might want to get those tasks out of the way early.
1. More Time to Enjoy the Season
If homeowners were given a vote as to which season would be their favorite, many would say fall. This is where all those trees begin to change color, from the bright green of warm spring and summer days to the beautiful earth tones of autumn. It is delightful to wake up each morning to a whole array of autumn colors that just weren’t there yesterday. However, the real reason it pays to begin preparing early are those same leaves that make autumn a delight.
If left to sit there where they’ve fallen from trees, those leaves become a real danger and have led to many a fall with a broken bone or two. Providers from facilities like Kneecare Clinics in St. Louis say that falls account for a great deal of patient visits in the autumn by patients who had the displeasure of wandering out after an overnight shower. It really is better to get those leaves up before they get wet, soggy, and slippery.
2. Time to Create a Perfect Holiday Scene
Another thing homeowners like to do in the fall is start getting the lawn ready to host a well-lit Christmas scene. Some still put large nativities up in keeping with the real nature of Christmas, while others like to decorate with literally hundreds of lights and an assortment of Christmas figures like elves, Santa and Mrs. Santa, reindeer, giant candy canes, Christmas trees and the whole nine yards. By getting the ground ready early, it gives you that much longer to enjoy your festive yard.
3. Time to Do Yardwork Before the First Hard Frost
This, perhaps, is the number one reason why so many homeowners begin their annual autumn tasks. By getting a head start on raking up all those leaves that have fallen, you can tell if there is any ground work that needs to be done. Sometimes those heavy summer rains have left big gouges in the ground which need to be filled and then seeded. Autumn is the perfect season to plant certain kinds of grass. While you could wait until spring to spread the seed, that isn’t the best season to sprinkle grasses that do best when planted in the fall.
For whatever reason you may choose to get out there and begin preparing your lawn for another season, at least get out there and get it done. Isn’t it much nicer finally having the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor?