Today is the first day of fall and it is 90 degrees…IN INDIANA. This is nonsense. I am attempting to console myself by focusing on the fact the cooler weather will be here in no time…right? The changing of the seasons usually entails some sort of “to-do” list for me, fall being no exception. Even though it doesn’t feel like fall today, here are a few things I intend to do in the near future to welcome my favorite season:
- Fertilize the lawn: When we purchased our house in 2015, the yard was in need of some serious TLC. It has been a work in progress. Last year fall we appliedScotts Turf Builder WinterGuard Fall Weed & Feed and it seemed to make a big difference with weeds in the Spring, especially dandelions. The Scotts website has also been very helpful in advising what products to use, when to apply, etc. (No promo here-just sharing what has worked for us)
- Prune Bushes: I am still learning how to care for rose bushes, and somehow they are still alive. Last year I trimmed ALL of our bushes way back and hoped for the best. Luckily, everything survived, and maybe even thrived? Here’s hoping I have the same luck this time around.
- Fall cleaning : Pretty much the exact same thing as spring cleaning…a really good, deep-down, whole-house clean that isn’t part of my weekly routine.
- Switch out wardrobe: I have been making a concentrated effort year-round to pare down my wardrobe, but I am especially focused on this when the seasons change. I have a few roll-away totes that fit under our bed where I store off-season clothes. Each time I change them out I sort out any pieces I no longer love or haven’t worn in over a year and set those aside to donate. The remaining clothes get swapped out between the totes and my closet/dresser.
Lastly, and most importantly…
- ENJOY THE SEASON: Slow down, be present & soak it in. I want to do all of the “clichéd” fall activities I love…drink hot apple cider while eating a fresh donut, sit by a bonfire in a sweatshirt & jeans, snuggle under a blanket on the couch with Mark & Ruby, take a drive for no other purpose than viewing the changing leaves
What’s going on at your house this fall? What are your favorite fall activities?