New Season, New You: What’s Your Fall Plan Looking Like?

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August is over, September is underway, Halloween is around the corner and yet somehow, we’re already sick of Pumpkin Spice. Seriously, who’s been grating gourds into our coffee? Despite the nearly two decades of PSL’s and Ugg boots the return of falling leaves can only mean one thing. It’s time to get ready for fall property care.

Bug Care

August is over, September is underway, Halloween is around the corner and yet somehow, we’re already sick of Pumpkin Spice. Seriously, who’s been grating gourds into our coffee? Despite the nearly two decades of PSL’s and Ugg boots the return of falling leaves can only mean one thing. It’s time to get ready for fall property care.

Bug Care

Typically, cockroach season is considered around the spring and summer months, however, an exterminator might tell you otherwise. While springtime brings the little monsters to life, when fall comes, they go flipping around hunting for food and shelter, and therefore, come September, you might see more of them in your properties. They’ll come a’ crawling looking for shelter from the cold and naturally, once they’ve decided they’ve found a home, they’re quite hard to get rid of. Despite the end of the official birthing season, September is as good a time as any to update your pest control.

Typically, cockroach season is considered around the spring and summer months, however, an exterminator might tell you otherwise. While springtime brings the little monsters to life, when fall comes, they go flipping around hunting for food and shelter, and therefore, come September, you might see more of them in your properties. They’ll come a’ crawling looking for shelter from the cold and naturally, once they’ve decided they’ve found a home, they’re quite hard to get rid of. Despite the end of the official birthing season, September is as good a time as any to update your pest control.

Insulation

No one wants to think about insulation as handling it can be one mighty itchy task. On the bright side, getting your insulation handled can mean lowering a lot of bills, and that’s always a good thing if you’re the one who handles the utilities instead of your tenant. If you currently have a vacancy, take that opportunity to check that your insulation is steadfast for the oncoming winter months, because with solid insulation, less heat will leak out of areas such as basements and attics. The less heat leaks out, the less your winter utility bills will be.

Insulation

No one wants to think about insulation as handling it can be one mighty itchy task. On the bright side, getting your insulation handled can mean lowering a lot of bills, and that’s always a good thing if you’re the one who handles the utilities instead of your tenant. If you currently have a vacancy, take that opportunity to check that your insulation is steadfast for the oncoming winter months, because with solid insulation, less heat will leak out of areas such as basements and attics. The less heat leaks out, the less your winter utility bills will be.

Property Longevity

Some of the most annoying tasks are the most valued when it comes to making sure your investment property is around long enough to get you a great return. That means you will need to take the time and check how structurally sound the home is. Considering the most important thing people really want when renting a home is “a roof over their head” you’ll need to get that ladder out and check the attic space. Roofing issues can cause major problems so make sure it’s all up to par before the first snowstorms start to rumble. While you’re at it, be sure to inspect the foundation as well, as the second most important thing people look for when renting is “to be out of the rain.” Check for cracks in the foundation and other such problems that could lead to mold issues and flooding.

Property Longevity

Some of the most annoying tasks are the most valued when it comes to making sure your investment property is around long enough to get you a great return. That means you will need to take the time and check how structurally sound the home is. Considering the most important thing people really want when renting a home is “a roof over their head” you’ll need to get that ladder out and check the attic space. Roofing issues can cause major problems so make sure it’s all up to par before the first snowstorms start to rumble. While you’re at it, be sure to inspect the foundation as well, as the second most important thing people look for when renting is “to be out of the rain.” Check for cracks in the foundation and other such problems that could lead to mold issues and flooding.

Fertilizing

While you’re getting that lawn set up for that perfect, picturesque curb appeal of your dreams, take a moment to go lawn care shopping. On average, one should fertilize their yard a couple of times of year, but when it comes down to it that does depend on the climate your property is in (no one is expecting Arizonans to put manure down for their one surviving cactus). However, there’s a general consensus that fertilizing in the fall is a solid plan for a good yard. And even better, by keeping the lawn fresh and ready, your property’s HOA is that much less likely to hound you every other day about not meeting their standards. Particularly strict HOAs can be very particular about lawn care and maintenance, and while that’s good for the neighborhood value, it can be a lot to deal with if you’re not keeping up.  Go to your local garden experts or emporium and ask for the best fertilizer that is suited to your kind of grass, amount of sunlight, and local wildlife and compare that price from that of paying HOA fees. You can also consider the South Western style of xeriscaping if it is something your HOA may approve of, with the great side effect of reducing water usage and giving you more free time with its limited required maintenance. In some areas it will even seem more natural.

From there, you’ve got a pretty good plan on how to progress with the cooler months of the year. Once you have a good plan, you can start to get ready for your holidays with more ease and a smaller chore list as the fall months progress. Enjoy the chill in the air with your PSL on the side, and it should be smooth sailing from here.

Fertilizing

While you’re getting that lawn set up for that perfect, picturesque curb appeal of your dreams, take a moment to go lawn care shopping. On average, one should fertilize their yard a couple of times of year, but when it comes down to it that does depend on the climate your property is in (no one is expecting Arizonans to put manure down for their one surviving cactus). However, there’s a general consensus that fertilizing in the fall is a solid plan for a good yard. And even better, by keeping the lawn fresh and ready, your property’s HOA is that much less likely to hound you every other day about not meeting their standards. Particularly strict HOAs can be very particular about lawn care and maintenance, and while that’s good for the neighborhood value, it can be a lot to deal with if you’re not keeping up.  Go to your local garden experts or emporium and ask for the best fertilizer that is suited to your kind of grass, amount of sunlight, and local wildlife and compare that price from that of paying HOA fees. You can also consider the South Western style of xeriscaping if it is something your HOA may approve of, with the great side effect of reducing water usage and giving you more free time with its limited required maintenance. In some areas it will even seem more natural.

From there, you’ve got a pretty good plan on how to progress with the cooler months of the year. Once you have a good plan, you can start to get ready for your holidays with more ease and a smaller chore list as the fall months progress. Enjoy the chill in the air with your PSL on the side, and it should be smooth sailing from here.

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