Spring is finally here, and with it comes the ideal opportunity to revitalize your property after the harsh winter months.Taking care of your property is essential to ensure that it stays in tip top condition for as long as possible. From smaller tasks to larger upgrades, there are plenty of projects you can undergo to embrace the warmer weather. In this blog, we’ll explore some essential property maintenance tips to help you get your home in tip-top shape this season.
Maintaining a healthy lawn requires more than just watering and mowing. Regular dethatching, aerating, and fertilizing are essential for promoting a healthy root system and overall growth. Dethatching removes the layer of dry, dead grass and other debris that accumulates on the soil surface over the winter. This allows water, air and other vital nutrients to penetrate the soil more easily. Aerating loosens up the soil, allowing the roots to penetrate deeper and more effectively. Fertilizing provides your lawn with the nutrients that help it thrive, such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. By combining these three practices, you can maintain a vibrant, healthy lawn that will not only enhance the beauty of your outdoor space, but improve the value of your property.
Don’t forget to trim back any trees or branches that may pose a hazard to your home during a heavy storm or blustery day. Ensure there are also no branches that have grown weak during the winter months, as they could also become problematic.
Driveways & Walkways
If you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective way to instantly improve the appearance of your home’s exterior, pressure washing your driveway and walkways can be a great place to start. Over time, these areas can accumulate dirt, grime and other debris that can be difficult to remove with traditional cleaning methods. With the power of a pressure washer, you can easily blast it away without having to spend hours scrubbing, sweeping and scraping. Not only will this make your property look more visually appealing, but it can also help to prolong the life of your driveway and walkways by removing harmful contaminants that can cause deterioration over time. Look for any cracks that may have developed over the winter months and do your best to fix/patch them.
Don’t forget to test your sprinkler systems and hoses to check for any leaks, floods or other issues that may have arisen as a result of the winter’s cold affecting the pipes.
Renovations & Upgrades
Similar to the inside of your home, installing outdoor renovations and upgrades can be great ways to get functional value now, while also potentially adding to your property value down the road. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s much easier to install these features or to have them installed by professionals. Consider a gazebo, fire pit, new deck, hot tub or outdoor kitchen, as they’re generally popular choices. Just remember to build a flexible budget, as it’s rare for everything to go according to plan.
Consult The Experts
Remember, if you’re ever unsure about anything, it’s always best to consult the experts. Real estate is an industry involving large financial decisions, and you don’t want to navigate it alone. No matter if you’re buying or selling — now or down the road, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have a team of experienced professionals ready to help you with any questions you may have.