Spring is basically here, and we all know what that means! It’s time for spring cleaning and after-winter maintenance. Here are the 5 things you should do every spring to ensure your home is ready for the warmer months ahead.
Inspect Your Property
Your property can take a beating during the wintertime, so it’s important to inspect the condition of it after the last frost. Beyond your regular roof inspection, be sure to check for any broken patio stones, cracks in your retaining walls, damaged asphalt, or any signs of water damage throughout your home and hardscape areas. Make a note of any concerns and contact a professional to come and take a closer look.
Clean the Gutters
Snow isn’t the only thing that accumulates in your eavestroughs during the wintertime. Leftover mud, branches, and debris can also clog up your gutters and let water pool around your roof and foundation. This is why it’s imperative to clean them out or hire someone to do it for you.
Address Your Trees and Shrubs
Heavy snow and ice can do a number on your trees and shrubs. It can also leave your yard in a rough looking state once all that snow melts. So come spring, get out the gloves, rake, and garbage bags to remove any debris that’s scattered across your yard. It’s also a good time to prune and trim any overgrown shrubs.
Wash Your Home
It’s likely that your home will be covered in dirt and mildew come spring – especially around your interlock and windows. A pressure washer with detergent can save a lot of time and energy when it’s time to clean them, but remember to be careful on softer materials like wood. Also, try opting for a green cleaning product, so you don’t have to worry about any residue ruining the frame of your windows.
Fix Your Yard
Your landscaping endures a lot over the winter, including those freeze-and-thaw cycles that can cause damage to the grass. Now that spring is here, it’s a good time to inspect your lawn and garden to see if there’s any damage that should be fixed now. If there’s a layer of dead grass that’s struggling to recover or if your garden is looking worse for wear, call in a landscaping company to take care of the sodding and seeding to get your garden looking lush, tidy and summer-ready.
If your hardscape and softscape need repair come spring, call us at Grow Green! We can take care of your landscaping, sodding, tree removal, trimming, pruning, and any hardscape repairs and installations. Contact us today to learn more.