Now that daylight saving time is right around the corner, that can only mean one thing – spring is upon us.
The time of the year where the evenings stay lighter for longer, daffodils are seen in abundance and many people gain a newfound sense of optimism, spring is also well known for cleaning – a time to get properties back to looking their best.
However, while many people will prioritise the interior of their homes, the exterior is just as important. It’s the part of the home which sets the first impression, after all. So, if it’s not looking up to scratch, it can not only ruin the overall feel but make it less sellable too.
With this in mind, we thought we’d compile a two-part guide on how to give your garden and home’s exterior a spring clean effectively, highlighting some of the key things you should do now that winter is coming to an end.
Clean Your Gutters
The winter months are well known for bad weather, falling leaves and debris clogging drainpipes. Therefore, if you haven’t cleared your gutters for a while, it could be worth getting the ladder out.
Leaving your gutters clogged for a prolonged period of time can cause a whole host of other issues. So, why not make the most of the warmer weather by setting aside a few hours to finally get it done?
With just a little bit of elbow grease, a strong ladder and some heavy-duty gloves, you could make a noticeable difference to your home’s exterior by cleaning your gutters out.
While on the subject of warmer weather, the change in climate will also provide plants with an opportunity to grow more freely. As such, it may be time to dust off the old gardening gloves and give your garden a spruce up.
With a pair of small secateurs, prune any perennials or overhanging plants and remove any weeds you spot. Then, give your lawn a good mow and rake any leaves or debris you see scattered around the place.
Repaint Your Walls & Furniture
If your garden furniture or exterior walls are looking a little worse for wear, it’s easy to give them a quick refresh with just a lick or two of paint.
To do this most effectively for furniture, sand down any bits you’re looking to restore and then use a wood filler to plug any cracks you spot. Then, using a primer or wood restorer, coat your units to waterproof them before finally adding a wood stain or paint colour of your choosing.
When painting or decorating your external walls, utilise a similar process. Or, if you’re not keen on working from height, consult an expert to do it for you.
For further hints and tips on spring cleaning the exterior of your property, keep an eye out on our blog page for part two. Alternatively, if you’d like some expert advice or assistance on how to properly maintain your property, please feel free to contact our team.