After winter has come to a close, you’ll notice that it’s left your property looking drab and messy. Spring cleaning for the indoors is a common practice when the seasons change, but spring outdoor home maintenance is just as important. Here are 5 ways that you can spruce up your property once spring hits.
Clear Away Dead Vegetation
At the beginning of spring, there will be dead plants left over from winter all over your yard. Pull dead plants up and trim away dead parts of perennial bushes and shrubs. You may also start seeing weeds sprout up, so now is the perfect time to get rid of weeds while they are still small.
Repair Damage From Pests
Various pests take shelter in your home in the winter. Mice may hide in cupboards, squirrels nest in the chimney, and bugs find homes in sheds and garages. Inspect these areas for nests, droppings, and chewed materials and clean them out so the pests will not return. If you notice anything strange going on with your lights or outlets, have an electrician check the wiring. Rodents in the walls chew electrical wires, creating fire hazards.
Spring Outdoor Home Maintenance for Landscaping
After clearing away dead plants, install some landscaping to give your spring yard a boost. Build some flower beds, plant flowers, small bushes, and groundcover, and fill in with mulch. Create borders with bricks, pavers, or stones. Plant some trees in the yard, especially in places that could use some shade.
Your house comes out of winter with a layer of grime on the siding. This can easily be fixed by spraying the siding off with a pressure washer. If you don’t own a pressure washer and don’t want to invest in one, rent one from a home improvement store. While you have it, spray off patios, decks, and paved surfaces.
Spring Outdoor Home Maintenance for Driveways and Walkways
Ice and snow can make dents and cracks in your driveways and walkways, which is unattractive and poses a tripping hazard. There are plenty of products for sale to fill in and seal pavement cracks. Find a day when it won’t rain to complete this project.