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As a homeowner, you know that maintaining, improving, and decorating your home often feels like a full-time job. Luckily, with a little planning and tips from our comprehensive list of resources, you can breeze through every season of the year.

Homeownership Help for Every Season

If you’re new to homeownership or just need a little help planning out yearly tasks, you’re in the right place. Below, we’ve listed some seasonal home maintenance projects to perform throughout the year:

Winter

  • Replace HVAC filters
  • Clean your kitchen range hood filter
  • Wash window interiors
  • Insulate piping

Spring

  • Schedule a routine HVAC tune-up
  • Clean your gutters
  • Clean your clothes dryer exhaust pipe
  • Prepare garden beds for the growing season
  • Reseed your lawn
  • Inspect outdoor appliances before grilling season starts

Summer

  • Clean outdoor furniture
  • Clean window exteriors
  • Weed your garden and apply mulch to beds
  • Power wash decks and walkways

Fall

  • Winterize your sprinkler system
  • Perform routine gutter maintenance
  • Rake leaves and clear walkways
  • Prepare your lawn and garden for the cold season
  • Replace weather stripping around doors and windows

The seasons bring more than just routine maintenance tasks; they also welcome fun holidays to incorporate into your home design. When outfitting your home for every celebration, Today’s Homeowner has you covered with countless guides to safe and creative decorating. We’ll help you transform your home into a haunted house, set your Thanksgiving table, and deck the halls come December. No matter the season, you and your home can welcome it in style.

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September Home Maintenance To-Do List

Cool weather comes soon — are you ready? Here are tips for everything from servicing your heating and cooling system to keeping your fireplace in top shape, along with a printable checklist!

July Home Maintenance To-Do List

July means summer has arrived in full force. But before heading out for your summer vacation, take the time to tackle these needed home maintenance chores.

May Lawn and Garden To-Do List

Whether you’re just getting your hands dirty for the first time, or already have calluses from digging, here are some tips and chores for the May lawn and garden.
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May Home Maintenance To-Do List

With the weather too nice to be stuck inside, most of this month's home maintenance to-do list focuses on getting the outside of your home ready for summer picnics and barbecues.
Dogwood branch with blooms

April Lawn & Garden To-Do List

In April the weather is warming, trees and spring bulbs are showing off blooms, yet cold weather threatens the eager gardener who starts too early. As plants and gardeners awaken, the mad rush of planting, pruning, and plowing descends.

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