Spring is the perfect opportunity to give your home exterior the attention it deserves after a long winter. With the welcomed arrival of warmer weather, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, grab your supplies from Lyons and Island TIMBER MART and give your home some TLC with our outdoor spring cleaning checklist.
1. maintain your roof & gutters
After the winter months, it’s essential to inspect your roof for any damage or debris that may have accumulated. Clean leaves and waste from your gutters to ensure proper water drainage away from your home.
2. inspect your home exterior
Inspect your siding for cracks or holes, and repair the damaged section if required. If damage is widespread, consider replacing your siding altogether. Use a garden hose or Worx pressure washer to clean your home exterior. Don’t forget to clean your windows inside and out for a clear view of the spring weather and your bird feeder.
3. clean outdoor furniture
An annual clean will help prolong the life of your outdoor furniture. Scrub outdoor furniture with soap and water to remove any dirt. Use Rusto-oleum Outdoor Fabric Paint to revive faded fabric, or invest in a stylish new outdoor conversation set for your entertaining area.
5. Tend to your yard
Ensure your lawn mower and outdoor power tools are in good working condition. Clean and sharpen the blades to make yardwork easier and more precise. Trim overgrown trees and shrubs to tidy your yard, then add colour with freshly planted flowers and foliage. Add the finishing touch to garden beds with a layer of mulch.