What are you doing to enjoy autumn and prepare for winter? Here in Wisconsin, we’re busy raking up leaves, carving pumpkins and enjoying the gorgeous, cooler weather! While those in warmer climates may not have to contend with piles of leaves and cold weather, there’s always something to do when the seasons change. Here are some ways you can get your yard and home ready for the upcoming winter months.
Make raking a little less work.
Leaves are lovely when they’re changing color, but a lot of work to clean up after they’ve fallen! Here’s a way to make it easier: upgrade from your rake to a leaf blower, like our 3-in-1 Blower Vac. It’s a blower, vacuum and mulcher in one! This devices makes light work of yard clean-up. Plus, all the leaves you vacuum up will get mulched and can then be used in your yard and on your garden beds.
So you’ve raked your leaves into a big pile, but besides jumping in it, what do you do with it? While you could take it to the curb in a wheelbarrow or on a tarp, our EZ Leaf Hauler is so much easier. This is like a giant dustpan for leaves, making it easy to rake them up and move them. It’s much easier to carry than a tarp, and holds a lot more than most wheelbarrows.
Light up your yard.
As days get shorter and darkness comes earlier in the day, lights twinkling from your garden beds or walkway can be a welcome sight. Solar lights like these don’t even need any electricity or batteries to run!
Feed the birds.
Help the winter birds get the sustenance they need, and enjoy the colorful show! Different birds like different types of seed (and even different types of feeders). Find out what birds are common in your area and how to attract them.Then, set up a Bird Feeding Station that offers plenty of space for several feeders–turning your yard into a veritable bird buffet!
Bring some green indoors.
Bring a bit of the outdoors inside with houseplants. If you don’t already have them, consider easy-to-grow plants like jade, aloe, philodendron and spider plant. Show off your green thumb by displaying your plants on these colorful planters.
Maintain your home’s humidity.
A humidifier puts needed moisture back in the air, which is vital when the weather’s dry and your heat’s on. Your skin, nose and throat will thank you!
Keep your air fresh.
Since you’ll probably be inside more often and keeping your windows shut, you won’t be getting as much fresh air circulating through your home. An air purifier can remove dust and allergens from the air, keeping it fresh and clean.
Nothing beats the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace. You can get all the benefits of the real thing without the smoke and odor–try an electric fireplace.
Most of all, enjoy the changing seasons!