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    Making your home autumn-proof

    Published on 10 March 2016, Thursday, 12:53 AM

    Nobody likes going outside on the colder autumn days and pulling leaves out of the gutters or sweeping for hours and hours to clean up the garden areas.

    Clear gutters are especially important in tropical areas as pooling rainwater around the roof can damage the foundations of your home and end up in your basement, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports. Clear gutters can be easily achieved by installing gutter guards. Want to save some time sweeping as well? A powerful leaf blower can help there.

    Freeing your gutters, and your time

    If you like the idea of only getting up a ladder to check on your gutter systems once or twice a year without having to pull out the dirty and smelly leaves and debris then installing a wire mesh will be like Christmas coming early.

    Installing a system to protect your gutter could save you countless hours of cleaning.Installing a system to protect your gutter could save you countless hours of cleaning.

    Wire mesh tends to not only be the cheapest option for guarding your gutters, but will also allow for clear water flow, protecting your roof and home foundations. It can be easily installed by someone in the home or by a professional. Don't have a tall enough ladder? You might only have a step ladder for around the house, but Kennards Hire can provide you with a two-stage extension which can take you up to 8.9 metres onto your roof.

    Leaves, leaves everywhere

    And where does the debris that would otherwise have been in your guttering end up? On the ground, and it can often be unsightly.

    Having a tidy yard is very satisfying, and entertaining is a popular pastime for many Australians. In fact, the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation Australia stated in a media release that Australians spend the fifth-most on entertainment and media in the world. Even if you're wanting to get out of the rain in the winter months and watch some sport or movies indoors, having a clean front garden or entranceway, free of pesky leaves, is a much nicer way to present your house to guests.

    Nobody likes spending their spare time out in the garden doing these menial tasks.Nobody likes spending their spare time out in the garden doing these menial tasks.

    But nobody wants to spend their valuable weekends out with a rake in hand and constantly bending over to load up a wheelbarrow full of garden waste. A petrol-powered lawn blower/vacuum from Kennards Hire is your answer. Not only is the petrol version much more powerful than its electric counterpart, but you can be upright for the whole time and the machine will do most of the work for you. All you have to do is point it in the right direction!

    As autumn brings in many dropped leaves, make sure your garden is prepared.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.