Fall into these easy home care project…
Now that the weather is cooling, it is a great time for outdoor home and yard care — the temperature is ideal, plants are cheaper, and veggies are hardy.
Here are some projects that’ll transform your home this season:
DIY a Compost Bin –
If you’re serious about a good-looking yard, then you are going to need a good fertilizer. You can either buy it or build your own compost bin and create your own fertilizer free of charge. To build your own compost bin you simply need a few pieces of salvaged wood, galvanized steel mesh, and corrugated sheet metal roof for the top.
A good size compose bin is 4-by-6 feet with two chambers: On one side, pile raked leaves so they can become mulch. On the other side, keep an old trash can with a tight lid that to deposit food scraps. That’s it!
Build an Edible Garden –
Prepare your garden for fall veggies — broccoli, spinach, cabbage, etc. — by pulling out all summer plants, turning and loosening the soil, removing the weeds, and adding compost from your newly built bin.
Instead of raking leaves, run over them a couple of times with your mower to grind them into mulch. The shredded leaves protect grass from winter wind AND decompose into yummy organic matter to feed grass roots.
Stain the Deck –
Prepare your deck for all that winter throws at it by re-staining it. Now that the temperature and humidity are both lower, it is the prefect time for tackling this project.
Aerate the Lawn –
Introducing air to your lawn now gives it a breather in autumn and provides room for new grass to spread without competition from spring weeds. Once aeration is complete, reseed or fertilize the yard if needed, and plant those perennials and shrubs.
Lastly, and of important note, the fall season is an excellent time to check your fire extinguishers.
Own a Piece of Historic Franklin, TN
Keeping in step with the importance of good home and yard care every season, we present this gorgeous historic home just blocks from downtown Franklin. The home was completely renovated in 2005, and details such as floors, doors, and hardware were preserved where possible.
Franklin is an amazing city for history buffs! The charming city has many cherished historic resources, including downtown Franklin, historic neighborhoods and corridors, Harlinsdale Farm, and more! Now is the perfect season to own your piece of historic Franklin, TN.
Ready to Make the Pilgrimage
The weather is looking spectacular this weekend, September 25 and 26, for the return of Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival to Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. Headliners include Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Maren Morris, and Cage the Elephant. Tickets are still available for this fun family-friendly festival (as in, children 10 and under are free, there are plenty of activities for the littles, and the festival ends at 8:30pm each night so that you can get those kiddos to bed at a reasonable time). Be sure to check the website for health and safety protocols.
Stay cozy, everyone!