Preparing Your Home for Spring
“If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett
As Winter takes its leave, you’ll no doubt be thinking of ways to get ready for some warmer weather ahead. While temperatures are mild year-round here at Brunswick Forest, the arrival of Spring is always a welcome time in our community. But what’s the most efficient way to help prepare your home for the new season?
It’s time to open those windows, let some fresh air in, and embrace nature in full bloom. Cleaning your home and rearranging items can be a great way to breathe life into your home after the doldrums of winter have passed. But home prep isn’t just limited to the inside of your home. Here’s a list of useful tips to get your home spring-ready:
Clean Out Your Gutters
Gutters are responsible for safe water runoff guidance from our homes, and we often don’t think of how vital this system is until they start clogging. With spring rains on the way, keeping your gutters clean is an easy way to prepare for the season ahead. Gloves, a gutter scoop, a trash bag, and a ladder are all you need to clean out leaves and other debris that may have built up over winter. Hiring a specialist can also help make things even easier for you.
Clean Up Your Yard
This one seems obvious, but it can be easy to overlook. A thorough yard cleaning can start by picking up leaves and other debris that are laying around. Raking and weeding your flower beds is also a good way to start a clean-up. Cleaning your yard not only makes the space around your home look more attractive, but you’re also encouraging new growth for grass and plants. Prune any dead branches or shrubbery around your home as well.
Wash Your Home’s Exterior
Your yard and the inside of your home aren’t the only things that should be clean. The exterior of your home deserves a once-over as well. Pressure washing is usually the most common way to get your home sparkling for spring. High-density water spray can help get all sorts of grime off your home. Just be sure to cover surrounding plants to make sure they’re safe from any cleaning solution you may be using. Cleaning your windows is also important! For this, any sort of squeegee or window cleaner will work. You can even use something simple like Windex and a paper towel.
Now that everything is clean and debris free, it’s time to give your lawn and beds a little something special. Fertilize your flowerbeds to ensure that your flowers and shrubs grow nice and full for the spring. Grass, being a living thing, can also need food! For the lawn enthusiasts, get a soil test to determine what your yard may be lacking. Then, fertilize accordingly for that lush green, golf course lawn.
Prep Your Patio
Warmer weather means more time for hosting guests and neighbors outdoors. So, you’ll want to make sure your patio furniture is cleaned and ready for the occasion! You can also rotate different pieces of furniture and mix colors to create a more inviting environment.
Spring is a great time to give your property a facelift after being dormant for a few months, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort or money to make a noticeable change. Why not give some of these easy-to-follow tips a try and get your home ready for the warm weather ahead?