Weekend Projects

This Weekend: Don’t Let Your Summer Hard Work Go To Waste

updated Apr 30, 2019
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During the summer we garden, landscape and spend a great deal of effort maintaining our outdoor living spaces. When the leaves start to fall, there are just a few more things to do before we are free of our outdoor maintenance routine for the winter. You’re almost there!

This Weekend’s Assignment: Get your outdoor area ready for winter.

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Take Care of the Living: Protect the time and energy you put in this year and prevent having to start completely over next year, by ensuring disease and frost don’t get the better of your green pals outside.

5 Ways to Winterize Your Garden →

→ Put ‘Em to Work: Autumn Jobs Children Can Do

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Then Deal With the Hard Stuff: You’ve been lingering outside in your backyard as late as possible into the season. It’s now time to scrub down all your patio furniture and either cover it, or store it away. Similarly, your grill might need a good cleaning. You don’t want to wait until it’s 30 below and your hose is frozen solid.

→ 5 Steps to Winterize Your Deck →

Or, Just Ignore Us: If you aren’t quite ready to throw in the towel and move inside for the season, feel free to resist by digging in your heels and making yourself more comfortable.

Quick Ways to Instantly Cozy Up Your Porch or Patio for Fall

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. And hey, if you don’t feel like moving flower pots, choose one of our other weekend projects to get done.

SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

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Check out the entire 2016 Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all the Weekend Project ideas and download our October Home Checklist while you’re there. It’s a great, low-pressure way to keep your life running smoothly and maintain a happy & healthy home!