Spring is on the way, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate the beautiful weather coming. The home maintenance chores you want to tackle this spring can feel overwhelming, and it helps to break down the chores you want to complete into a list. From cleaning up yard debris to putting a fresh coat of stain on your back deck, home maintenance this spring will make your home look and feel great.
Get Rid of Debris
The winter months can leave behind yard debris that needs to be cleaned up. Remove any big branches that have fallen, take care of old piles of leaves, and weed flower beds before they begin to grow this season. Take care of yard debris before you begin running your lawnmower to avoid any damage to the machine.
Inspect Your Property
To make a good list of spring maintenance chores, you have to inspect your property for problems. Look for rotten wood, chipped paint, loose railings and cracked concrete. If possible, inspect your roof or have a professional come and do the work for you. Use your list of problems you uncover to develop a spring maintenance list to work your way through.
Prepare Your Lawn For Spring
Once the spring hits, fertilize your lawn to get it ready for the growing season. You will want to rake your lawn first, so that the fertilizer gets deep into the roots. Invest in mulch for any flower beds you have, and to go around trees and bushes as needed to maintain moisture. Mulch can add a finished look to your yard for minimal cost.
Clean Your Gutters and Exterior
Spring is an excellent time to have your gutters cleaned and the exterior of your home power washed. Your gutters protect your home and property from water damage, and need to be cleaned twice a year to maximize performance. When you get your gutters cleaned, your gutters will also be inspected to see if any repairs are needed. Power washing the exterior of your home will remove dirt, mold and debris, giving your home a fresh look.
Invest in Plantings
If you have an area of your yard with sparse plantings, take the time to consider landscaping ideas for your yard. Invest in new bushes, or a tree for an open area of your yard. When you have flower beds, remove any plantings that are not growing well and add in new flowers where you can.
Protect Your Deck
When your home has a deck, you want to be sure that it doesn’t get ruined by the weather. If you haven’t stained or painted your deck in a few years, it’s time to give your deck a fresh coat of protection. Check for damaged boards, and replace any that are no longer safe for your home.
Hire Help When You Need It
There may be spring home maintenance chores that you are not able to do on your own. Getting up on the roof isn’t easy, and you might not know what to look for when it comes to inspecting your roof. If power washing isn’t something you feel comfortable with, hire someone to do it for you. You can have a great looking home and property when you invest in spring home maintenance.
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