August’s Home Maintenance Checklist

Jennifer Goncalves

Jennifer Goncalves

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This is the August Home Maintenance Checklist – We’re about half-way through the summer, here’s some great tips to take advantage of!


The first thing to take care within the month of August is your lawn. With the excessive heat and dry weather, you may notice your grass turning brown. If this is the case, you should give it a weekly watering and the best time to do that is early in the morning. Don’t be discouraged if your lawn is turning brown, it will bounce back come September when it cools down a bit and we get more rain.

Another thing to keep in mind when cutting your grass is to leave it nice and long (anywhere between 3 and a 3.5 inches), because, when you have short grass, excessive sun and heat are NOT a good match for your lawn.  You’ll also find that once you get your lawn to be long and thick, weeds are a thing of the past!


The next thing you should do this month is have a garage sale. It’s a great time to get rid of all of that excess stuff around the house and make sure that you have room in the fall for all of your lawn equipment and furniture. It’s also a great way to make a few extra bucks!


Rent or get out your power washer to pressure wash your deck and patio stones. Over the course of the year, you may find the buildup of moss. Moss holds moisture and, if left untreated, will cause damage to the surface it’s on. So, get your power washer, clean it out, and give it an opportunity to dry in the nice warm weather.


And lastly, because we’re at the halfway point of summer, a lot of stores have some great sales on things like power washers, lawn equipment, furniture, and barbecues. So, keep your eyes open for some great deals and now that you’ve made room from that garage sale, you’ll have somewhere to store them for next summer!

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