The warm days are upon us and we can finally enjoy our outdoor space and the fresh air!
Having a checklist to prepare your home and yard for the warm summer months will ensure you make the most of these long sunny days and enjoy as much time outside as possible.
Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the next few months:
Prepare Garden and Plant Beds
Spring is the best time to weed your gardens and start planting new flowers, plants, vegetables, and shrubs to bloom and grow through the summer months.
This is also a great time to tackle any plants that may not have survived the winter or that need a clean-up before the weather warms up.
This is the ideal time to start caring for your lawn, raking, mowing, weeding, and aerating it will pay off in a few weeks when you have a lush green lawn to enjoy your afternoons in.
Wash Your Windows & Screens
It’s time to take the screens off windows and clean them thoroughly, as well as the windows.
A lot of gunk and dirt can build up over the winter months. This annual task will give you a great view of your yard and all the hard work you’ve put in!
Pay attention while you’re cleaning your windows and look for signs of dry rot and water damage from the winter months. Also, re-caulk or replace damaged weather stripping to help control the temperature in your home.
Flip your shed
It’s time to put away the winter tools and bring out the summer ones!
Goodbye to your snowblower, shovels, and salt – it’s time to bring forward your summer sports gear, lawnmower, fertilizer, hose, sprinkler, and garden tools. Have them upfront, organized, and easily accessible, so you won’t be rummaging through the remnants of winter to access your outdoor summer needs.
Yard and Patio Furniture
It’s time to dust off the patio furniture, wash their covers, and find a great spot in the yard to place them.
It’s also the perfect time to have your propane or gas firepit serviced to be sure it’s in great working correctly.
If you plan to put your patio furniture out early, purchasing a cover or a tarp to keep them dry on rainy days will ensure longevity and prevent water damage.
Power washing the deck, the exterior of your home, walkways, and driveway will not only bring them back to life but it will make them appear near new again. And it’s cheaper than a coat of paint or repaving/rebuilding them!
You can also power wash your patio furniture if it’s durable and will hold up to the strength of the spray, this will save you a few hours when compared to cleaning them by hand.
Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, and we want you to enjoy your outdoor space as much as possible.
If you’re planning to sell your home this summer, these tips will also help to make your home look its best for potential buyers.