Let’s be honest; summer coming to an end is bad enough as it is! The end of those hot days and long nights. The end of ice cream vans on your street and the lovely coconutty smell of suncream in the air. It’s hard enough to let all this go for another year without having to fuss about moving into the forthcoming autumn months.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few different ways you can transition your home from summer to autumn without a fuss! You’re welcome!
Dealing with pests and insects
Of course, as the season’s change, so can the kind of insects and pests that are bothering you and your home. Take wasps, for example. It is proven that their temperament gets nastier later in the summer when the begin to die. It is their job to help their Queen prepare for winter, so they get more aggressive and protective. As a result, in September and October particularly, they are more likely to sting. Keep your family safe from this kind of thing, and problems with other pests, with some reliable Pest Control.
Find ways to brighten things up without the sun
In the summer, the light comes streaming in and make artificial lighting solutions far less important. However, once the days dull and the nights get darker, you’ll need to get these working again. Prepare how you’re going to do this now. Get some pretty fairy lights before they go up in price, and put them in storage. Swap low light bulbs for bright but energy efficient bulbs. Invest in a Sunlight Alarm to help wake you up naturally in the mornings. Push back those curtains all the way, and get some research done on good, local window cleaners!
Prepare your garden for autumn also
The autumn is possible the most important season of all in a gardener’s calendar. That’s because it is at this time of year that you will need to start helping get your trees, plants, flowers and shrubs ready for the winter. If you don’t, or don’t do this properly, all of your hard work up until now will have been for nothing! Prepare for autumn by de-weeding and fertilising your lawn. Also find out the most effective way to protect anything too young to protect itself. Don’t forget also to do things like covering up ponds, tables and chairs. Do this before the rain starts! Doing it in the rain is far more hard work and unpleasant. Get ahead of this task and it will get done with far less fuss. Phew!
Hire pro’s for maintenance jobs NOW!
Once autumn arrives, the masses will remember those little jobs they need to fix or hire a pro to sort out. Get ahead of the crowd and get that stuff sorted now. Or, get someone booked in now. Doing it later will mean a longer waiting time, and could even mean it is more expensive. Think about things like drafty windows, doors that won’t close and issues with your heating and plumbing.