The cold weather is finally gone and the summer heat and sun we have all been waiting for are here. It’s the season for cookouts, outdoor gatherings, and relaxing. As a homeowner though, spring cleaning has passed, and it is now that time for yard work and sprucing up the outside of your house. You may already have your routine down but here are some things you will not want to leave off your home maintenance checklist this spring and summer.
Lawn & Garden Care
The snow has melted, and rain has come and gone, which means it’s time for cutting grass and gardening. Most homeowners take great pride in the curb appeal of their home and the best way to show your home off to neighbors and guests is to keep your grass looking great by cutting it weekly, adding high nutrient fertilizer, and turning the sprinklers on as it starts to get drier out. Another must do is laying down fresh mulch, planting some fresh new flowers in your garden, and getting rid of all the pesky weeds that have been growing.
Check Your AC Unit
As it gets hotter out, we all want to cool off in the cool AC after being outdoors. You will want to make sure you double-check your AC unit though and see that everything is working correctly. One thing to check for is if it has been covered in dust and clean it off using a hose.
To avoid any bugs getting into your home, check for any gaps in your windows. This will also help trap the cool air from escaping. After all the harsh weather and rain, you will want to give your windows a good deep clean.
Prep Your Grill
One of the best parts of summer is the cookouts. You can prepare by bringing it out and cleaning it up with your grill brush and soaking the metal plates before you use it for the first time.
Get The Pool Ready
Another summer favorite is sitting by the pool. If you have your own pool, you have probably been waiting all winter to open it back up to relax and go for a swim. However, there can be a lot of upkeep to having a pool so make sure you stay ahead of the game by freshening it up. You should make sure to regularly check the pH level on your checklist to confirm the chemicals are safe to swim in.
Clean The Gutters
It may not be super noticeable, but your gutters are probably filled with a bunch of dirt, leaves, and other unwanted things. It is important to not forget to clean them out so you can be prepared for the upcoming rain showers. This will help the water drain properly and avoid clogging.
Upkeep for a house is a great responsibility but it is well worth it to prevent any damages and to keep it looking clean and fresh. If you are a new homeowner or one that likes to travel during the summer season, you can also call in the pros to help with any of these tasks and more, which will also give you more time to relax and enjoy time with loved ones.
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