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Winter Is Fast Approaching, It’s Time To Prepare Your Home

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Winter Is Fast Approaching, It’s Time To Prepare Your Home

Fall Aspen Grove on Steamboat Springs Ski Area - Mt. Werner

Fall Aspen Grove on Steamboat Springs Ski Area – Mt. Werner

The leaves are gradually turning and the nights have been getting cold. The veggie patch is done for the summer and the ice scraper was put back in the car this morning (after being used!). For many of us fall is the most gorgeous time of the year, but snow will falling soon and for homeowners it is important to get your home ready for the cold winter season.

Here are some tips to help prepare your home for winter:

  •  Lawn, Garden & Deck
    • Mow grasses short and fertilize lawn prior to snowfall (assists spring growth plus can reduce rodent damage in winter)
    • Put away outdoor cushions, furniture & toys
    • Drain & winterize outdoor faucets & irrigation systems
    • Drain & put away hoses
    • Trim branches that hang over house or near home

Winterize Your Home: Checklist and Video

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Checklist & Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter 

It’s getting cold.

Winter in Steamboat Springs

Winter in Steamboat Springs

Anyone who has lived in Steamboat Springs, or anywhere in Colorado for that matter, know that cold night leads to cold days. Snow will be upon us in no time and once the snow starts falling here, it piles up pretty quickly over the next few months. That means Steamboat Springs residents are hustling during these gorgeous fall days to get our homes and yards ready for winter.

I put together a checklist and a short video with tips to help prepare your home for Old Man Winter.

  •  Lawn, Garden & Deck
    •  - Mow short and fertilize lawn prior to snowfall
    •  - Put away outdoor cushions, furniture & toys
    •  - Drain & winterize outdoor faucets & irrigation systems
    •  - Trim branches that hang over house or near home
    • -  Drain and put away hoses