Sure, spring cleaning may be out of the way. But with summer approaching, you’re going to want to make sure that your home is truly ready for the upcoming season. Here are a few areas that you might want to focus on!
Sprucing Up Your Garden
We tend to spend a lot more time outdoors in the summer, so you’re likely to find yourself doing a lot of work in this space to bring it up to scratch and to make sure that it’s suitable for relaxing or entertaining. Here are some garden maintenance tips to take into consideration.
Maintaining the Lawn
Lawn maintenance is important if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors. Long grass can hide hazards and can cause you to itch if you spend time sitting or lying in it. Instead, mow your lawn regularly to keep its length down. You should also make sure to feed and water the grass. Sprinklers are a good option, as well as grass nutrients and grass feed.
Maintaining Trees and Hedges
Trees and hedges often grow faster during the summer months, so you may find that you need to have them trimmed back and cared for more regularly. Often, it’s best to use a professional tree trimming service for this work, as they’ll have the tools and expertise required to complete the job to a high standard.
Clean Patios and Decking
Mold, moss and other plants or weeds can quickly build up on surfaces such as patios or decking. It’s important that you take time to properly clean these surfaces and avoid build up, which can not only look unpleasant, but can also be unhygienic or pose a slip hazard. Often, people tend to find the easiest way to achieve good results is jet washing.
Managing Cooling Systems
Heat can quickly build up inside your home, so you may want to take some time to check on your cooling systems. These are likely to have been out of use throughout the winter and you don’t want to leave it until your home is excessively hot to try them out and find that there are issues. Checking sooner rather than later can allow you to carry out any repairs you need on your AC units before the time comes to turn them on.
Clean Your Grill
Got an outdoor BBQ? This is great. It provides you with a simple and straightforward way to cook food outdoors, rather than being cooped up in the kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family or guests, a BBQ is a great summer addition to any outdoor space. Of course, over months of no use it can become dirty. So, give your grill a good and thorough clean with recommended cleaning products to ensure it’s hygienic and good enough to cook food on.
Hopefully, some of the tips will come in useful and you’ll be able to have the best time possible this summer, without your home causing you any issues!