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Moving Tips: Prepare your new yard for winter

It is important to make sure that you rake all of the leaves in your yard before winter.

It is important to make sure that you rake all of the leaves in your yard before winter.

If you move to your new home during the fall, you will need to do more than move your belongings inside once your moving company delivers them. One of the most important parts of getting settled will be preparing your new yard for the winter. This process may be a bit time-consuming, but you will be happy you did it once the spring arrives and you can appreciate your new home.

It is important for you to fertilize your lawn before the first frost. This will help keep your yard filled with nutrients and healthier than leaving it on its own. It is also important to rake all of your leaves in order to prevent lawn damage in the winter. This may take a few different sessions, but it will keep your yard in the best shape possible.

If you have flower beds in your yard, adding a layer of mulch in the fall may help it return stronger next year. This will cut down on weeds and other issues when everything thaws in the spring.

Remove excess items from the yard

You should also remove all plants that are not perennials, as they will not be able to survive the winter. If you are unfamiliar with the plants in your yard, check to see if there are still tags in the ground so you can identify them. If not, it may be a good idea to ask a friend to help you with the process.

All lawn ornaments and other non-plant items in your yard should be removed. This could help prevent damage from both the cold air, as well as the snow. Additionally, it will help your yard look better in the spring when you return these items to their spots and they still look new.

Not only should you ensure your yard is in order, but taking care of the outside will help you to make sure that all holes in your home's foundation are taken care of. This will help limit the number of rodents or other undesirable animals from coming into your home when it gets cold outside. Additionally, if you see any major damage, you may want to contact a professional to rectify the situation before the winter.