Springtime brings people out of their homes to enjoy the warmer weather. Before you fire up the grill, it’s time to tackle a few outdoor home maintenance projects for spring.
Spring Home Maintenance Includes Fertilizing Your Lawn
At the beginning of spring, feed your lawn with a high nitrogen fertilizer. Thick, healthy grass will help keep weeds away. Use a push spreader to make fertilizing an easier task.
It’s important to clean the gutters on your home. Gutters direct the flow of rainwater off the roof and away from the house. They may be clogged with debris from the fall and winter months. Damaged and clogged gutters can lead to drainage problems and mold growth in the basement or crawlspace.
Wash the Outside Windows
When the weather warms up, wash the windows as part of your spring home maintenance. Rain and snow often leave residue on the exterior of the windows, so this is the perfect time of year to get them sparkling clean. An easy way to wash your home’s windows is to attach a spray nozzle to your garden hose. This will help you reach the higher windows and make cleaning the lower windows faster.
Maintenance Projects for Spring: Mulch the Flower Beds
Flower beds are usually dormant in the winter months. Add fresh mulch to these beds after adding new plants. This will help the flowers and shrubbery retain moisture when the sun shines on them.
Touch-Up Your Home’s Paint
Pressure wash the exterior of the house to get rid of dirt, mildew, and grime. Spring is a great time to touch up exterior paint. Your home should be repainted every few years to keep it looking fresh and to boost curb appeal. Only complete this task when the weather forecast is dry for a few days.
Clean and Inspect the Grill
Your barbecue grill should be cleaned to get ready for grilling this season. Use your grill brush to scrub away dirt and grease from last year. Dump out and clean the ash catcher. Tighten the gas hoses and wipe them down. Make sure the hoses don’t have any leaks and replace them if necessary.