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Caring for Your Home in Early Spring: Inside and Out

Posted On: March 6th, 2019 11:26PM

 

The onset of spring brings with it a spurt of energy. Trees blossom, leaves appear on deciduous trees, bees collect pollen and birds start building their nests. This is a good time for homeowners to start looking for signs of winter wear on both the exterior and interior of their home. The earlier damage is caught the less costly it will be to repair.

Here is a checklist of what will need your care:

  • Check the roof for damaged shingles
  • Chimneys need to be cleaned and inspected and both chimneys and skylights have flashings that might need repair
  • Windows and doors should be cleaned before an inspection is carried out for broken panes or torn screens
  • If there are damp spots on walls or ceilings you might have gutters that are blocked or leaking
  • All gutters and downspouts should be inspected, repaired and cleaned
  • Clean all filters and service your homes air-conditioning unit
  • This is a good time to paint both indoors and outdoors if necessary
  • Early spring crops and most trees and shrubs can be planted now
  • Damaged areas of your lawn must be prepared for seeding otherwise fertilize and start watering
  • Prune trees and shrubs
  • Rake up all leaves and cuttings from the pruning
  • Save money by making your own compost
  • Aim to prevent any pests and diseases from taking root in your garden and spray early
  • Now is a good time to plan a new landscape or focal point
  • Paint the fence or shed if needed and clean all paved areas
  • Prepare the patio for the beautiful warm days ahead

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