The days are getting longer and we are heading towards more outdoor time. It’s almost time to turn those UGG boots in for our Birkenstocks! It’s time to start Spring preparation and cleaning! We have created a list of items to jump start your outdoor Spring Cleaning:
- Remove leaves from gutters and any drainage. While doing this check the condition of gutters and downspouts.
- Clean any central air filers or Air Conditioning units.
- Check on equipment. Start your mower and other large items. Do you need fuel for these machines? It’s a bummer and set back if you go to mow and find that you need new spark plugs.
- Pull out outdoor furniture, yard games and BBQ’s to wipe down and clean. (The kids can help with this!)
- Look over roof and chimney. You don’t need to physically get on the roof if you rather not. Get a pair of binoculars and scan the roof and chimney for any lifting shingles or nails. (you can thank Bob Vila for this idea!)
- Think and plan forward. Any big-ticket items that should be planned out? Should you schedule exterior home painting? Large outdoor projects? Replace any non-efficient windows?
- Clean exterior windows. Check seals and screens here. If you have taken the window screens off for the winter, Inspect, clean and replace them.
- Clean exterior of garage door – pressure wash.
- Pressure wash driveway, walkways, and patio. Use any moss away products if moss has accumulated over the fall/winter. Use caution as this could be slippery over the cold season.
- Check fencing. Any posts pulling up? Is there any lean or sway to the fence? Any wood planks rotting or need replacing? This could become dangerous; we don’t want puppies getting out or vermin getting in!
- Weed flower beds. Not the most exciting task, but getting them out means soon you can go flower shopping!
- Aerate lawn. By getting oxygen to the root systems of grass, helps create a full and lush, more successful turf throughout the summer.
For more details and ideas for spring preparation head over to the (debatable) Godfather of Landscaping, Bob Vila’s website here