Home Experts and Influencers, Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf, Share Fall Home Advice in National Media Event

Outdoor Tips

The father-daughter team gave homeowners advice on keeping fall leaves in check. Raking can be a chore, but Lipford and Wolf introduced viewers to a unique Leaf Rake from Ames. The 26-inch rake offers help to homeowners with its dual-tine design, preventing clogs and covering more ground faster than traditional leaf rakes. Clearing thick layers of leaves from the lawn will prevent smothering, and help grass return strong in the spring.

Leaves can also wreak havoc on a home’s gutter system. Clearing leaves and debris from gutters is at the top of Lipford and Wolf’s fall checklist.

“No one likes to clean out gutters, but it’s so important to prevent damage to your home, “ Wolf says. “Clogged gutters can’t do their job, which is to move water away from your house. But that water’s going to go somewhere – and the likely destination is the eaves and possibly the walls of your home.”

Guttering edges can be sharp, so Lipford and Wolf recommend wearing gloves when cleaning them out. Additionally, they’ve developed a great hack to create a DIY gutter scoop to make the job easier.

Once gutters and downspouts are clear and water flows freely, Lipford and Wolf suggested a proactive solution for future maintenance by adding gutter guards. They showcased gutter guards from GutterBrush, which look like giant pipe cleaners. The flexible guards can be cut to fit any length, are easy to install and prevent leaves and debris from accumulating, making regular maintenance even easier.

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