By the time spring rolls around, most people are ready to get outside in the warmer weather. However, once all the snow has melted your home may look a little less than ideal. Take advantage of the nice weather by partaking in some of these spring projects for your home and yard.
Spring Projects: The Yard
For starters, you can make a great impact on the way your yard looks by simply picking it up a little. If there was no time to rake the leaves during the fall, tackle that chore first. If leaves and old, dead plants are left they can actually smother other plants you may have. Take the time to mow, trim, and fertilize your lawn. Also, a great spring project is to use compacted soil in areas of the yard that are low or next to the foundation. Compacted soil can help prevent flooding and the damage it could cause after those heavy spring rains. Plus, during the summer months areas where water can pool become a breeding ground for bugs.
If you’ve got a green thumb, now’s the perfect time to start planning what you want to grow. Or, tackling a project like adding raised garden beds to your yard can make gardening easier and they look nice to boot. Once the weather starts to get warmer, transfer tomato or pepper seeds.
Spring Projects: Home Exterior
Luckily for you, there are a bunch of spring projects for your home’s exterior, yay! It may look drab after winter, and a great way to spruce it up is to pressure wash it. Plus, it also prevents the growth of mold and mildew. Once you’ve got a nice clean surface, adding a fresh coat of paint can really make your house pop. Since springtime usually comes with a lot of rain, check to make sure your gutters are in proper working order. In addition, clean them if need be. Also, while you’re near the roof take a moment to clear away any debris and check for damage.
If you’re really in the mood for a project, adding a new deck or redesigning your current one can be fun. Although, every city has different building codes and restrictions so be sure to educate yourself. If you already have a deck, wash away the dirt with a pressure washer. However, be sure you’re using the right nozzle or you could damage the wood. Check for boards that need to be replaced from wear.
Spring Projects: Home Interior
This stuff can be done really any time of the year, but they don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing! Now is a good time to go through all your clothing and belongings. They say that if you haven’t worn or used something in over a year, it’s time to get rid of it. It’s a great way to declutter your home and make it feel more spacious and comfortable. Anything you decide to get rid of can be donated or recycled. Once you get all the clutter out of the way, it will easier to actually deep clean the house. If it’s easier, consider breaking up the rooms into separate days.
Maybe, one of your spring project days can be dedicated to cleaning the floors. If you have carpet, it’s a good idea to give them a good scrubbing once a year. There are a lot of stores that rent out carpet shampooers at a reasonable price.
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