Cleaning the Gutters: While the gutters aren’t necessarily part of the lawn, they still play an important role in your lawn. Gutters can easily become clogged with leaves, twigs, acorns, and other things that can blow around. When the snow and ice begins to melt from your roof, it’s going to need a place to go. If the gutters aren’t cleaned prior to winter, and essentially have blockages, there’s a higher chance of the water going into the house. This can lead to not only severe water damage, but pests, such as termites, entering your home.