Flowers are starting to bloom!
With the Spring months upon us most of the region will soon be, if not already, facing lots and lots od downpours. This is the time for you to start getting your house ready to transition from stormy skies to warm sunny weather.
On www.thenest.com they suggest these tips and tricks to keep you ahead of the game.
Repair the Walkways - Snow and cold can wreak havoc on your walkway. With warmer weather approaching, take this time to patch cracks and replace loose bricks and pavers. Rent a power washer or purchase a chemical treatment to clean up embedded stains in concrete, stone or asphalt.
Prune and Mulch - Prune dead branches, trim back overgrown shrubbery and remove any obstructive plantings. Spread mulch or bark around trees, shrubs and flowers for a weed-free, well-kept look.
Freshen up your furniture - Spray a fresh coat of paint on furniture and replace the cushions. Fill an empty spot on the porch or stoop with a modern bench or porch swing
Keep it clean - Sweep the sidewalk and stoop, clear away cobwebs, tighten wobbly railings, and repaint posts and supports.
Clean Gutters - This can save you a lot of money on repair costs. Inspect your downspouts and gutters just before the spring rains start to be sure they’re clear of leaves, tree limbs and other debris that might cause problems later on. Clogging usually occurs at the elbow in a drainage system, where the downspout connects to the gutter. Since this elbow is relatively easy to remove, take it off and inspect for clogging.