Once the thaw of winter comes, it’s time to start thinking about getting your home’s exterior ready for Spring. At first it can seem a bit overwhelming, but if you focus on some focal areas you can make a big impact in a short amount of time. There are many things that can help you prepare for Spring, here are five tips and tricks for your home maintenance this season.
Tip 1: Gutter Extensions
Spring is a wet and rainy season and is more than likely when your gutter gets the most use. One trick you can use for home maintenance is a gutter extension. Gutters make sure that water stays away from our homes, but you can also use it to water your lawn or garden. If your garden is next to the gutter you can have stepping stones stacked rigidly leading the water to the garden. If you just want to water your lawn you can lay down stepping stones or an array of stones that are set together and it will lead the water there.
Tip 2: Hedge Trimming
Hedge trimming is something that anyone who gardens does, but those who do not garden may sometimes allow their hedges to get over grown and, believe it or not, that is bad for your home maintenance. If you trim your hedges regularly in the Spring it will keep those harsh winds from damaging your house siding with your hedges.
Tip 3: Window Greenhouses
Window greenhouses are easy to use and provide you with a spot for your garden to grow when the outside weather is too harsh. This season is sometimes too harsh for little sproutlings, but window greenhouses are great for them. You can start your garden inside and eventually move it outside when the weather is better.
Tip 3: Tidy Up
This is the season for cleaning, renewing both yourself and your home. Tidying up your home may be a classic, but it is important. Cleaning allows you to find more places for your gardening tools and plants as well as some inspiring home decor. This tip will help you to grow and feel rejuvenated just like the season does for the plants you tend to.
Tip 4: Replace HVAC Filters
This tip may seem obvious, but it is important. Replacing your HVAC filter at least once, if not twice, a year is something you should do this season. It is not too hot and not too cold and allows you a good chance to replace the filter when you may not even have the HVAC unit running.
Tip 5: Inspect Driveways and Paths
You want your garden to look amazing, and you should want your driveways and paths to look the same. You need to check for cracks that may need filling or stones that may need replacing. It allows your yard to look put together for the season. Do not let these things take away from your garden that you’ve grown.