Summer in Australia can be extremely hot, which gives you a perfect excuse to run for the hills (well, the vineyards) or the beach to cool yourself. Whilst staying in chalets and drinking wine, sleeping in an eco-lodge, or lounging at the beach sounds like a fantastic idea, use this season to prep your home for autumn.
Here are three activities you can do:
1. Insulating Solid Walls
If you are living in an old home, there is a good chance it has a solid wall. If you are not sure, try checking if the walls have large and small bricks.
Solid walls tend to let the cool air pass through, which is not energy efficient. In turn, you spend more money on electricity. Whilst insulating these walls is not easy and cheap, it is not something you can do yourself. Concrete wall cladding is one of the best options for insulation. Even Vidaspace agrees that cladding likewise provides you with extra benefits, such as better exterior aesthetics and noise control.
2. Growing Your Vegetable Garden
Summer is the best time to prep your land or yard for some happy gardening of delicious veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, and spinach. A few weeks before March, make sure you have already started removing the weeds and making compost. Do not forget to plant slow-maturing vegetables like broccoli early as well.
3. Prepping the Home for a Sale
Contrary to what many home sellers think, autumn, not spring, is the best season to sell a property. By this time, you do not have to compete with other listings. Second, and perhaps the more important point, is you get quality leads and more eager buyers. The holidays and the extended break provide potential buyers enough time to research, so they are more ready to make a purchase.
Whether you want to grow a vegetable garden, save electricity or sell your home, summer is the best time to prepare for Australian autumn. Make the most of the time left.