Fall has officially arrived and it is time to make sure your home is ready inside and out. Keeping your yard well-maintained during fall not only makes your home look good, it protects your investment against potential risks caused by weather and seasonal changes. At Stonewall Grace Insurance of Buena Vista, VA, we recommend these five tips to ready your yard for fall.
#1: Make Sure Trees are Trimmed – Any limbs that are dead or broken need to be removed. If there are branches that have grown close to power lines, contact your local utility company to remove.
#2: Fertilize and Clear the Yard – Fertilizing your lawn and regularly picking up leaves and debris helps the grass survive through the colder months.
#3: Regularly Clear Roof and Gutters of Debris – Leaves and debris can accumulate in the gutters and on the roof resulting in clogged gutters and potential drainage issues.
#4: Ensure Flowerbeds are Properly Graded – Flowerbeds should always be graded away from the house so that rainwater does not collect at the foundation.
#5: Mulch Flower Beds – Spread a two to three-inch layer of mulch in flower beds to help protect your plants’ root structure as the weather grows colder.
With preparation, your yard and home will be ready for any seasonal changes that arise. Not only is it important to prepare for the change in seasons, it is important that you have the right insurance coverage. At Stonewall Grace Insurance of Buena Vista, VA, our agents will work with you to find the right homeowner’s insurance policy to fit your needs and budget. Contact us to see what options you have available to make sure your home and family is safe and secure.