Preparing Your Home for Fall in Orange County

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Easy Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall in Orange County

As it starts to cool off and the kids go back to school, you make little adjustments to the food you’re able to cook, the time you walk your dog or go on your morning run. As you make adjustments to your daily routine with the new season, there are also some things you can do to your home to prepare for the change as well. Here are some simple tips in order to prepare you for fall here in Orange County.

4 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Adjust Sprinklers
Summer in Orange County can get hot, exceeding temperatures of 95 degrees. Your yard probably needed to be watered regularly in order for it to stay healthy and green throughout the summer. Depending where you live, maybe you decided to add an additional watering throughout the day or elongate the amount of time that your sprinklers hydrated your yard. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, you can adjust your sprinkler schedule to prepare for fall. The cooler the weather, the less water your yard needs.

Fertilize Your Lawn
Taking care of your lawn takes foresight. It also takes an understanding that if you want your lawn to look good in the spring and summer, you have to get it ready in the fall and winter. Since the roots of the lawn are still active even when the grass isn’t growing, applying fertilizer will prevent water damage. It also helps your lawn get greener, faster in the spring. Fertilize your lawn in the fall and winter to reap the benefits in the spring and summer.

Safety Check-Up
It’s easy to forget about the little things around your home that need tending to. But fall is a great time to go through a safety checklist and make sure that your home is ready for whatever the new season brings. Check the pressure of your fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. If you used any of the supplies from your first-aidkit over the summer, like Band-Aids or gauze, now is a great time to replace them. And lastly, check your emergency supplies. We live in California, a place where earthquakes have been known to happen. Make sure your emergency supplies are ready to go like bottled water, canned goods and battery-powered flashlights. As your prepare these items, it also doesn’t hurt to have a quick family meeting about emergency preparedness either.  

Adjust Thermostat
Fall in Orange County is the perfect blend of morning and evening cool with 70 degree days. As it cools off, your thermostat isn’t going to need to do as much work to keep the house comfortable. But it’s easy to forget a small detail like adjusting the thermostat when you’re getting the kids back to school or running off to work. Adjusting your thermostat or turning it off altogether until you need to use the heat is an easy way to prepare for fall. And it only takes a few seconds.

Find a Home in Orange County This Fall

Fall is just around the corner, interest rates are amazing and choices are excellent. Let’s make your family’s dream home come true this year! Take the first step in this exciting journey with an experienced local real estate agent like Rosemary Hieber. As the #1 Agent in Ladera Ranch in 2019 and Laguna Niguel Office in 2018, she has a 20-year track record of bringing success to her clients. Contact her today to find a home in Orange County this fall, and fall in love with Orange County.



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