My monthly to-do list was compiled from a variety of sources over the years, some that I don’t remember, but also from The Virgin Home-Owner’s Handbook by Hap Hatton & Laura Torbet (out of print) and Month-To-Month Gardening, Utah.
Regular, routine home, yard, and lawn maintenance can prevent serious and costly repairs. Taking just a few hours a month can keep your yard and lawn looking good and keep your home running smoothly.
- Check irrigation system to make sure it is running. Make repairs as necessary.
- Apply 1/2 to 1 lb. Nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn.
- Check roof gutters and downspouts to make sure they aren’t clogged or leaking.
- Rake in 2″ to 3″ of compost into all garden areas and beds.
- Replace batteries in all smoke detectors.
- Drain 1 gallon of water from bottom of hot-water heater to remove scale, sediment, rust, and mineral deposits.
- Clean and repair window and door screens.
- Prune roses.