The groundhog has spoken, and spring is on its way.
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The switch from winter to spring continues to reign as one of the more challenging seasonal shifts for people, with alternating temperatures and the cold’s refusal to relinquish its control. For a smoother sail into the next season, give your home and yard a little extra love to help them flourish in springtime.
Here are some collected tricks and tips for preparing your home and yard for spring.
1. Spring Clean the Exterior
Expand your spring cleaning to the exterior of your home by clearing out your gutters and yard. Winter winds and other weather extremities scatter and collect large amounts of debris. To clear out your gutters, you will need heavy-duty gloves, a ladder, a bucket, a hose, and the optional gutter scooper.
Unclogging your drains minimizes the risk of flooding during spring showers. Similarly, clearing out your lawn from built-up leaf piles and stray twigs helps you make room in your garden for growth.
2. Get Ready To Switch From Heat to Cool
For optimal cool air ventilation within your home, make sure to check on your air conditioning units. After your AC’s hibernation through winter, it may need some touch-ups before you put it back in motion.
Knowing how to prep your AC unit for spring ensures that your cooling system still functions and will run on complete optimization during those hotter days.
3. Organize Storage
With spring’s temperamental weather, people find it challenging to decide when and what winter items they should put in storage. Although creating multiple storage spaces for specific items consumes more time and effort for you, having various storage allows you to start putting away some winter gear.
To further help you keep the transition clutter-free, you can create a discrete box filled with necessities for when winter wants to say a couple of last words before taking its leave.
4. Fertilize the Lawn
Give your grass a lending hand at returning to its peak by feeding it growth fertilizers. As well as promoting grass growth with nutrients, you will also want to add weed killer into the mix.
Attacking weeds pre-emergent decreases the spread rate of unwanted sprouts in the future.
5. Aerate the Garden Patch
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Compact dry dirt doesn’t make quality growing soil. During winter, water in the ground freezes and compresses dirt into clumps, drying them out. With a shovel or an aerator tool, you can poke holes in the dirt to make room for air and break up clumps as the outdoor temperatures warm up. Oxygenized soil creates an ideal environment for plants and different organisms within the earth to live.
Even though home and yard maintenance can be a tedious job for you, these tips for preparing your home and yard for spring will help increase their quality and longevity. Whether you plan on selling your home in the future or keeping it for years to come, it never hurts to show your space some extra love.