2011-12-18 07:04:00 pm Winter Is On It’s Way Posted December 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm by Allentuck Landscaping & filed under Allentuck Landscaping Co. Winter Is On Its Way A nip in the air, longer nights, shorter days. We still have a lot of fall to go through but... winter is on it's way. Here is a checklist of tasks to get your home and landscape ready. · Pick up a bag of ice melt product to have on hand. · Shut off outdoor water spigots. Leave the faucet slightly open to drain out any remaining water. · Drain and store all garden hoses. · Have mower blades and pruners sharpened. · Add a little extra mulch around tender plants. · Move outdoor furniture indoors or cover with plastic. · Drain and cover fountains. · Replace furnace filters. · Replace batteries in smoke detectors.