Fall is officially in full swing in northern Colorado! The mornings feel a bit crisp, pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere, and the leaves are changing colors. For homeowners, it’s the perfect time to launch into a few home projects.
The end of the summer season is a great time to apply stain or sealant because the temperatures are a bit cooler. When it’s so hot out, sometimes stain can dry before it has time to fully penetrate the wood surface. For this reason, avoid applying stain in direct sunlight.
Before staining, make sure the surface is dry and clean. Wash it with clean water and allow a few days of dry time before applying stain or sealant. Allow two days to dry after staining. Check out brands such as Superdeck or Penofin stains at Ace today!
Have a few trouble spots in your yard? Fall is the perfect time to do a little reseeding so that the grass will grow back full and lush next spring! Remove debris from the area, loosen the top few inches of soil, and spread seed evenly across the area. Keep well-watered to help the seed germinate. In need of a few other yard tools? Check out our BOGO sale for Ace Yard & Garden Tools in this month’s Red Hot Buys!
One of the secrets to having a full and lush lawn in the summertime is to take care of it during the fall. Browse the Red Hot Buys this month and save on products such as Scotts Turf Builder or Ace Winterizer Weed & Feed! Ask an associate in store if you have questions about preparing your lawn for the winter or read our Tips & Tricks for Fall Fertilizing.
Other Maintenance Items
Of course, don’t forget about the rest of your home maintenance projects. Check furnace filters for replacing, clean out your gutters, seal up windows, blow out your sprinkler system, and prepare your plants for the next season! For a more complete fall home checklist, check out this article on our blog. If you have any other questions about transitioning your home and yard into the next season, ask our friendly staff at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins! We’re located at 1001 E. Harmony Rd, Unit B in Fort Collins and can’t wait to answer your questions.