The warm weather is finally here, which means you can enjoy some time outdoors. Of course to get maximum enjoyment from your outdoor living areas, as well as to keep on top of potential problems, you will need to spend some time on maintenance. Here are some tips to help you maintain your home and yard this summer.
Trim Your Bushes and Trees
Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in the summer months, which can result in loose tree limbs all over your yard. Not to mention, loose tree limbs can do a great deal of damage to your house. Check your trees for dead or loose hanging limbs that you may need to cut away. Trimming bushes also prevents them from retaining too much moisture, which will reduce your risk of termites.
Make Your Exterior Sparkle
Your entire property looks better when your house’s exterior looks good. Over the fall, winter, and spring months, your house can build up a layer of dust, dirt, bird droppings, and tree sap. Rent a power washer and use a mild detergent to clean your house’s exterior.
Keep Your Lawn Healthy
Make sure you are mowing and watering your lawn regularly to maintain its health in the hot summer months. Keep your mower blades sharp and avoid cutting the lawn more than 1/3 of the grass blades. Watering your lawn in the morning will help to reduce evaporation and fungal growth.
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