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Get your home ready for autumn and winter with these top fall-prep tips!

Fall Prep: Preparing your home for seasonal changes, Part 2
(Click here for Part 1)

Here are more tips to get your house ready for the winter season:

1. Check for loose or peeling paint on the exterior of your house. This is the time to paint your house if necessary, or just touch it up in the problem areas. Follow the manufacturer's advice for weather conditions and wall preparation.

2. Now is, of course, the time for leaf raking. After you are done raking for the last time, mow your grass as short as possible to prevent matting, disease and possible rodent damage.

3. After cutting grass for the last time, run the lawn mower out of gas. Change the oil, grease the engine, pull and inspect the spark plug. While the plug is out, place a few drops of 5 wt. oil in the hole and pull the start cord a few times to lubricate the engine.

4. Fertilize the lawn with a high phospherous mixture to promote root growth and make your lawn greener next year.



5. If you have a snowblower, get it in good working order. Place it and your snow shovel in a handy spot, easily accessible.

6. In late fall, drain and remove your garden hose, and either shut off the water to it or install covers over the spicket.

7. Mulch your gardens and around your trees to keep them warm for the winter.

8. Plant flower bulbs, including lilies, daffodils and tulips.

Click here for more tips to winterize your home.

Sunroom Additions: Bringing the Outdoors In
Sunrooms have become very popular additions to today's home. The design brings the homeowner closer to the outdoors, but with all the coziness and comfort of an indoor room.

Homeowner's Insurance: What You Should Know
Homeowners' insurance is going to be a necessity any time you buy a home and have it financed. Insurance is designed to protect the home owner in case of emergency. Your mortgage lender will require the insurance policy to protect their investment, but it is important to have it even if your house is paid in full, as a protection of your investment in your home and possessions.

Take the Bite Out Of Mosquitoes, and Avoid the West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes have always been pesty visitors when it comes to summer enjoyment, but because of the West Nile virus, it has become critical that we do whatever we can to reduce the number of mosquitoes paying visits to our yards.


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