Spring has finally sprung and that means there is tons of yard work to get done. Beyond just yard work, spring cleaning can mean getting your deck or patio cleaned up and ready to be enjoyed, deep cleaning your home, getting the outdoor furniture out, and making sure the grill is good to go.
Today we’re going through all of the different items you should make sure are taken care of before summer gets into full swing.
Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist
To help aid your spring cleaning, we broke the list into a few different sections. Instead of getting overwhelmed and trying to tackle everything at once, consider just working on one or two areas at a time. That way, you can chip away at it and have it done in just a few Saturdays.
Patio or Deck
A patio or deck is a great place to enjoy summer afternoons or late evenings with friends around a couple of beers and a fire. There’s just nothing like it. But, to enjoy that sort of thing, you’ll need to make sure it’s all cleaned up and in good shape.
- Check on your deck or patio (sweep, check for loose nails or boards)
- Get your patio furniture out
- Clean outdoor or area rugs
- Clean out your grill and fill the propane tank
- Clean out the firepit or outdoor fireplace
One thing that’s always a good idea is to check the paint or stain on your deck. You may need to paint or stain it every few years to make sure it stays in good shape and doesn’t break down with the change in seasons and weather. Cleaning up the grill and cleaning out the firepit is always a good practice as well.
Garden and Yard
A yard is a huge asset to the curb appeal of your home. And gardens are fun and beautiful things to tend to. If you’re hiring a lawn care provider, then you might have less that you need to do with your yard, but it’s always good to keep it picked up and free of debris.
There are lots you can do when it comes to gardens to keep them healthy and coming back year after year.
- Check on your gardens
- Clear out weeds and debris
- Add fresh soil
- Trim and prune trees and shrubs
- Make a list of any new plants you’d like to purchase
- Move any seedling starters to the outdoor garden
One thing that homeowners often forget about is trimming and pruning trees. Making sure your trees are trimmed is a great way to prevent damage to your home’s roof and siding. It can also help keep branches out of your yard and just keep your yard looking nice and clean.
Home and Roof
Keeping your home and roof clean and updated as the seasons change is another great way to keep your home both in good condition and looking great.
- Clean out your gutters
- Power wash your home’s exterior and doors
- Touch up with paint where needed
- Wash windows and their tracks
- Wash and clean any decorations
- Clean all of the outside light fixtures
- Check hoses for leaks or cracks
- Check your retaining walls, driveway, sidewalks, and outdoor furniture for damage
One of the best things you can do for your home is keeping the roof and gutters clear of debris. Tree branches, leaves, and other debris can build up on your roof and in your gutters. These buildups will lead to your roof becoming destabilized and potentially leaking and causing rot.
If you want to get a roof inspection done on your home or you need a roof repair, we’d love to help. Contact WISA for all of your roofing, siding, and interior remodeling needs. We’d be happy to help and ensure that your home is well taken care of.
Getting a roof inspection is one way to document the condition of your roof and check for any damages. That way, you can be sure that everything is taken care of and that there aren’t any problems or leaks.