Labor day is traditionally a celebration of working men and women in the U.S. but it is also a great time to get the whole family together and do some early fall clean up and maintenance around the home and yard. It might be a great time to start planning what changes you are going to do in your landscaping come spring, once you have your plan or plans written down then it is a good time to remove plants or ornaments that will no longer be part of your next years landscaping.
- Touch up the wood and metal areas with paint. This is a great family activity where one person can have a scraper and a couple of other family members can follow around with touch up brushes.
- Cleaning out the storage shed. Clean and put away all your tools and implements for the winter. Don’t forget to wash the wheelbarrow and carrying containers of any fertilizer or pesticide residue.
- Protect your concrete surfaces. Clean of walkways and area like garage floors of grease and grime and make sure you use concrete sealer where it is called for.
- Do a quick clean of house gutters and drains before all the leaves fall and really clog up things.