The year is about to end but the tasks seem to just pile up. In this article, we list down the 5 most important tasks you should accomplish for a better new year. If you don’t do anything but these 5, we’re sure you’ll be set for the coming year and decade.
Deal with the fallen leaves.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to fallen leaves. One group says to just leave it be and let it decay back into the ground. Another group is for mowing it down, shredding it, and using it as a main component of either mulch or as a fertilizer to a garden patch. Whichever school you follow does not really matter so long as you don’t burn fallen leaves. Burning leaves might be an easy way to get rid of the unpleasant sight but it pollutes the air and releases harmful gasses into the atmosphere.
Survey your outdoors.
The holiday season is also a season for rushing and countless comings-and-goings. Ensure your outdoor areas, and pathways are safe from slippage. Address any cracks, chips, or wobbling in your pavers or bricks. Dead branches must also be cut to avoid injuring someone in case the branch breaks off.
Protect outdoor structures and installations if needed.
If you have an outdoor kitchen which you don’t plan on using during the holidays, it’s better to shut off the water and gas supply. Also ensure that there is no remaining water in the pipes leading to your sink or fridge to prevent stagnant water. Thoroughly clean your fridge and storage areas to prevent mold and other bacteria from forming.
These are just 3 year-end outdoor tasks you should accomplish. Have any you also do every end of the year? Share it with us in the comments below.