Spring has to be the best time to keep the open spaces around the house in good shape. And with social distancing measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, you might as well get around to tidying up your outdoor spaces.
Tidying up outdoor spaces comes with its own challenges. That said, here are a few things to keep in mind for outdoor space spring cleaning:
Keep clutter to a minimum
Gardening tools, toys, and other items are probably lying around, so you will need to store them away or discard them entirely so you can get to the nitty-gritty part of spring cleaning. Simply store them appropriately in the shed, garage or outdoor bin. For items you can’t use anymore, get rid of them by selling them, giving them away or throwing them in the dumpster.
Keep the grass fresh
Nothing brings out the beauty of your home like lush grass. Effective lawn care involves knowing the type of grass you have and the ways to best care for it. Before anything else though, make sure the snow has fully thawed or you’ll risk damaging the grass. Once you’ve waited it out, you can now rake up any leaves or debris before mowing the grass to the right length. You wouldn’t want to make the grass unhealthy by cutting it too short.
Don’t forget the backyard
Planning to host a cocktail party with lots of booze and champagne? The backyard could be the perfect venue — once it’s totally cleaned, that is. So, make sure to rake up leaves and get rid of weeds. You can trim the hedges and the overgrown branches of trees. You might also want to scrub the patio free from grime and dirt. Clear the patio cover of any debris as well.
Make the garage stand out
When it comes to the garage, the first thing you will need to clean is the driveway. Oil stains and skid marks are best dealt with by scrubbing them off using a detergent and water solution. You can also use bleach and water for a more thorough result. You can then proceed to clearing the roof of the garage of any debris and fill up dents. If you used steel carport kits in place of a garage, you can use a simple bleach and water solution to get rid of any mildew or mold.
Make your windows sparkle
Your windows are also an important part of your home’s exterior. That said, you will need to keep these fixtures from fogging up. One trick is to mix vinegar and water. Using a microfiber cloth, wipe the windows clean from dust before spraying the glass with the solution. This will surely make your windows sparkle without any streaking.
Spring is in the air, so you might as well take this opportunity to make your outdoor spaces stand out. Keep these tips in mind so you’ll be up and ready to celebrate the coming summer season from your home.