HAPPY FALL YA'LL!
Fall is the most beautiful time in Ardmore. The trees are absolutely beautiful during this time of year showing off their vibrant colors of yellows, oranges, and reds. The crisp, cool air is a nice change from the heat as parks become full of kids and sidewalks full of dog-walkers. During this time, you will also find many people out in their front yards preparing their homes for the upcoming winter weather. Here are a few helpful tips to get your home ready!
Windows & Doors:
Check all the weatherstripping around windows and door frames for leaks to prevent heat loss. Replace weatherstripping, if necessary.
Shut off exterior faucets. Drain water from outdoor pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads to protect against pipe bursts.
Make sure you have an ample supply of ice melt or sand on hand for steps, walkways, and the driveway.
Check fireplace for drafts. If it’s cold despite the damper being closed, the damper itself may be warped, worn, or rusted. Consider installing a Chimney Balloon into the flue to air seal the area tightly.
Check the gutters and downspouts for proper fastening, and re-secure if loose or sagging. The weight of snow and ice can pull gutters off the house.
These are just a few helpful tips to prepare your home for the upcoming winter. Look for our newsletter in Harris Teeter and Food Lion that will be out next month for more information!
Have you heard about the new community garden in Ardmore?
A community-funded, nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and enrich the community through sustainability and wellness initiatives. In addition to serving the community through education, S+A seeks to demonstrate how neighbors can come together and build on the community’s resources to impact lives and achieve positive results.
Please visit their website at ArdmoreGatewayGarden.org.
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, education, plantings and new events happening all the time.
Approximately 6,000 acres of land with over 2,000 buildings, bounded on the west by Knollwood Street, the north by Queen Street, the east by Duke Street and the south by Ardsley Street. Knollwood Manor and properties East of Bolton Street are still considered Ardmore and are well within walking distance to Baptist Hospital.
Established in 1900 as the first middle-class residential neighborhood with Craftsman style and Victorian style homes, being the first neighborhood in Winston Salem to have detached garages for the commuting residents. Residents comfortably offer a rainbow of color to spice up the streets and dot the neighborhood with eclectic styles. On any given day, joggers, walkers and strolling families fill the sidewalks and parks.
Dog walkers are so popular in Ardmore that several residents leave a special watering dish out for thirsty fidos.
Spring in Ardmore is breathtaking. Just about every street is lined with blooming trees & bushes, not to mention the tulip & daffodil displays.
Leisurely walks are the most enjoyable. You'll see everyone out in their yards, dog walkers, children playing and pretty scenes all around.