Winter is finally over and as warmer weather is settling in, it is time to start getting your home ready for the summer. This includes investing in care for your walls, lawn and roof. If you address these three areas, your home will be summer-ready in no time.
Update the Paint
After a long winter, the paint both on and in your house is due for some care. From cold weather outdoors and dry air indoors, your paint has been hit with a lot of wear and tear over the past few months. When doing any house painting, look for areas where the paint may be flaking or peeling. Additionally, since you are already doing some painting, consider where you may want to add exciting touches of color around your house. As you get your home summer-ready, be sure to make your home warm and welcoming with some fresh paint and color.
Invest in Lawn Care
While you wait for the paint to dry indoors, take the time to care for the outdoors. Getting your lawn summer-ready, means fertilizing the ground, checking for weeds, and making a lawn maintenance plan for the summer. When choosing a fertilizer, look at the ingredients to ensure that you are giving your lawn the nutrients it needs. Besides detracting from the visual aspects of your lawn, weeds are great hiding places for pests. Finally, take the time to set up a plan for your lawn maintenance. This should include watering, weeding, and ensuring proper drainage. A good lawn will help you get your home summer-ready. According to HomeGardenGuides.com, using a lawn care service can actually work out to be cheaper than buying and maintaining the lawn yourself. Their knowledge and experience can go a long way to improving the health and vigor of your lawn.
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Inspect Your Roof
Your roof protects your house from the wind, rain and snow, and you need to take the time to make sure it is in good shape. There are a few things to consider when doing roofing work, this includes taking note of the type of roof you have, loose or damaged shingles and areas where there may be blockages in the drain. Your roof type can affect where you may have vulnerabilities. Do a visual inspection (or hire a company like Blue Ladder Roofing), both of the outside of your house as well as the ceilings inside, for any areas that look damaged or loose. Finally, inspect the drains for any blockage that may be causing damage to your roof. With a well-cared-for roof, you can rest at ease knowing your house is protected.
Getting your home summer-ready will help you relax as you enjoy the warm weather. Have a great summer!