Is your home ready for summer? With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, you will, more than likely, be spending more time at home, so it makes sense to make your home a space where you’ll want to spend a lot of time.
Below are some tips to get your home summer-ready
How that the weather’s a bit warmer, give your floors a good spring-clean. If you have carpets, rent a carpet cleaner or a carpet cleaning service for a really deep clean.
If you have laminate flooring, investing in a good mop or steam cleaner makes the job a lot easier, and if you have stairs, now’s the time to clean these as well.
Don’t forget the rugs and throws which have been working double duty all winter.
If you’re a serious gardener, you’ll be out in your garden the first warm second of spring. While there is no harm in cleaning up fallen branches and debris, wait until the soil is no longer wet enough to form a ball in your hand before walking on it and compacting it. But don’t wait too long to start your clean up. It’s much easier to cut plants back before the old growth gets tangled up in the new growth.
Remove, mulch and prune your perennial flowers. If you didn’t prune back your perennials last fall, they’re probably looking pretty ugly as spring sets in. Many perennials prefer to be left standing throughout the winter, for extra protection. But by definition, herbaceous perennials will die back to the ground during winter. If you did leave your perennials standing last fall, once you start to see new growth at the base of the plants, it’s safe to begin removing winter mulch and pruning them down to ground level.
Early spring is the time to take action against weeds with some pro-active weeding. Damp soil makes it much easier to pull young weed seedlings. Don’t try to compost weeds. They’ll come back to haunt you.
Clear the Gutters
Remove leaves and other debris from your guttering now to prevent clogging and flooding.
Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced
Getting your air conditioner serviced early means that you’ll have it up and running ready for when the hot weather comes in.