Home Projects in the August Newsletter

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 / No Comments »

Cutting the GrassIt may be hot, but there is still plenty to be done around the house this month. Our advice? Tackle them in the early morning or late evening, you will sweat less and get more done.

Here are a couple of projects for the to-do list this month to make sure you stay on top of things around your home and prepare for the cooler months ahead. Click to read our AUGUST NEWSLETTER for more home projects that should be on the top of your list this month!

RAISE THE CUTTING HEIGHT OF YOUR LAWNMOWER BLADE
Hot, dry temperatures are stressful for your lawn. To help keep the grass in pristine condition, raise the height of the lawnmower’s blade. This allows the lawn to grow taller during the summer and will help promote a better root system that creates a more drought resistant turf.

The taller grass blades also discourage weed development and help shade the soil, which conserves moisture.

CHECK ON YOUR CRAWLSPACE
Crawlspaces can be a breeding ground for mold, mildew and even pests, so you want to keep these areas as dry as possible.

If you are using a dehumidifier to reduce moisture levels in the crawlspace, it is important to give these devices regular inspections. A dehumidifier that isn’t working properly leads to a damp crawlspace.

If you aren’t using a dehumidifier, it is still a good idea to regularly check your crawlspace for possible damp areas and incoming moisture.

Moisture in your crawlspace causes a strong, musty odor and can lead to a number problems for your health and home.

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