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Spring is almost here, and that means it’s time to open up the windows, air out your home, and get started with your spring cleaning tasks. Not only will this make your home look and smell great, but it’s also very therapeutic.
While cleaning the inside of your home is certainly important, you also don’t want to neglect your outdoor tasks. After all, your curb appeal is the most important thing when it comes to first impressions.
Take a look at this quick guide so you can hit all of the important outdoor chores at once. With a little luck, you should be able to get all of it done in a weekend or two. Then, you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the springtime weather.
After a long winter, there’s a good chance that dirt, debris, and cobwebs have accumulated on your porch and patio. Sweep it off, then bring out your patio furniture.
If your outdoor furniture has been out all winter, you’ll also want to rinse or dust it off. Check out any cushions and make sure they still look presentable. If not, you’ll want to consider buying new ones.
Use a hose with a jet attachment or a power washer to clean the grime off your sidewalks and walkways. Replace any pavers or bricks that have moved out of place and fill in spaces between them with fresh grout, sand or gravel.
Springtime usually brings plenty of rain, so you’ll want to get a jump on it by cleaning out your gutters and downspouts.
Remove all leaves and other debris by hand, then flush the gutters out with a garden hose. If you find any leaks or weak spots, take the time to fix them now as well.
You can purchase a siding cleaner at your local home goods store or make your own with a solution of 70% water and 30% bleach. Just be careful not to get it on your landscaping.
You can usually clean your vinyl siding with a hose and a jet attachment. If it’s really dirty, consider hiring a professional to soft wash it with hot water and detergent.
Once all your cleaning is done, it’s time to freshen up your garden and landscaping. Start by raking up dead leaves and trimming back the shrubs. Then, you can add some new plants to your flowerbed and freshen up the mulch throughout your outdoor space.
Add a few potted plants to your front porch and you’re all done.
Does outdoor spring cleaning sound like a task you would rather skip? No worries. Give us a call and we’ll take care of it for you.
Whether you need to clean your roof, siding, deck, or pavers, we’ve got your covered.
Contact us today for a free estimate.