Bring on the Season with Our October Checklist | White Knight

Bring on the Season with Our October Checklist

by Fidelity National Home Warranty

The mornings are cooler and each passing day grows a little shorter. Fall is here in all its glory, and with it comes those seasonal tasks we like to tackle before winter arrives. Fall is the perfect time to get your home ready for whatever the upcoming season brings our way. So, Bring on the Season with Our October Checklist, then sit back and enjoy the long nights that break into those brisk mornings we all love.

Plant Flowers Perfect for Fall

Yes, there is such a thing. Fall is the perfect time to add welcoming color to your yard and the front of your house. offers 12 Spectacular Annual Fall Flowers. They include the classic Chrysanthemum (mums), the dainty Pansy, the colorful Aster, the charming Black-Eyed Susan, and several other vibrant varieties to keep your home looking fresh this fall.

Front Door Focus

Does your front door need a facelift? Consider a beautiful and unexpected new coat of paint. Keep decorations simple and tasteful. Use potted flowers of seasonal color at your entryway. A wreath of fall foliage and colorful, autumn gourds can bring out the season. Nothing says “fall” like a classic, orange pumpkin, but these beautiful, winter squash can be found in a multitude of seasonal colors. Use pumpkins to decorate your home’s entryway. Use them on your steps, as long as they don’t pose a tripping hazard.

Keep Your Lawn in Shape

The trees in your yard may be beautiful this time of the year, but don’t forget your lawn. Keep your lawn raked, and tend to brown spots as they occur.

Clean Your Gutters

Keep your gutters and downspouts clean and free of debris. Fall means falling leaves, and falling leaves make for clogged gutters. A clean gutter keeps your house looking well-maintained, but they are also practical. Clean gutters and downspouts protect your home and foundation from water damage caused by misdirected runoff.

Make Your Windows Shine

The fewer leaves on your trees, the more your windows show. Clean the windows along the front of your house, both inside and out. There’s nothing better than viewing the fall foliage l through sparkling, clean windows.

New Welcome Mat

Add spunk to your front door with a new Welcome Mat that delivers your message to all your visitors. Welcome mats can be funny and harsh, or classic and stylish.