Posted on September 22, 2017
by Becky Poole
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…
Fall is such a beautiful season to enjoy! Cheers!
Thanks! Same to you 🙂
Fall arrived way too early in NJ and kicked Summer out, even causing some trees to drop leaves but now that it should rightfully be here, it up and left!
We had a very brief spell of autumn-like weather a few weeks ago, then poof…gone!