Spring has sprung, and it’s time to prep your outdoor spaces for all the fun that is to come. You want your family and friends to find all the entertainment and comradery they need right in your yard, so you have to take the steps necessary to prepare the environment.
By the time you’re through working on your spaces, you won’t want to wait to plan your first outdoor get together. Take some time now to read through some home maintenance tips for springtime fun, and get to work today.
Prep the patio/deck area
Your home’s patio or deck area will need a little tidying up after the long winter months have passed. If you have patio furniture, you’ll need to wash it up. Make sure your friends and family have plenty of clean, comfortable seating spaces.
Spray down and wash outdoor tables, so setting food on the surface isn’t a sketchy happening. Your desk might need a good pressure washing to restore its vibrance, and then you’re off to the next thing on the to-do list.
Get the grill ready
You have to do a little upkeep to get your grill ready for some outdoor cooking adventures. Clean up the inside of the grill, and make sure you have plenty of fuel if it’s a gas grill.
You may have stored your grill over the winter in such a way that this job isn’t so difficult. If you leave it out in the elements, you may have a bit more work ahead of you.
The yard needs tending
The lawn is the backdrop for your outdoor fun, and it’s not as pleasant to toss around the old football when the grass is overgrown. Take the time to mow and tend your lawn. A fresh-cut lawn smells nice and is inviting to potential guests.
You could take an extra step as well, and pull up the weeds from any garden beds you have on the property. Plant some colorful flowers, and enjoy the beautiful scene your work produces.
Pick up the dead limbs
In addition to the other yard work you have already done, you should make sure all the fallen limbs from winter are picked up. Dead limbs can pose an issue when people are walking around the yard, especially if it’s after dark.
Clean the gutters and downspouts
You may think that cleaning your gutters and downspouts doesn’t really have anything to do with hanging out in the yard, but it does. If your gutters aren’t working to properly disperse rainwater, you’ll end up with yucky water puddles all in your yard. Give the ground a fighting chance, and keep your home dry by cleaning the debris from your gutters and downspouts.