Its been a cold winter here in Fredericksburg Virginia. We are nearing the end and Spring is in sight. Soon you’ll be able to enjoy the warmer weather and spend sometime with friends and family in your yard. Now is the time to make small changes that will spruce up your yard and welcome the green grass and sunshine. These simple steps will help get you from the average winter yard to the talk of the block.
1. Clean Up the Dead of Winter
The cold weather leaves behind a trail of all the foliage from last year. Rake or pick up all the debris around your yard, like twigs and leaves. You can dispose of them in a compost pile or save them for a spring fire pit night.
2. Call a Professional Power Washing Company
Before working on the garden and replacing patio furniture, you’ll want to call a professional power washing company to come remove any algae or grime from the outside of your home. In addition to the siding, they can clean your windows, your walkways and your back deck.
Here at Red Door Pro Wash, Spring is our busiest time of year so be sure to call your Power Washing company early to ensure that you can get on their schedule before they fill up.
3. Bring the yard back to life
Next you’ll want to prune and bushes or shrubs that may have become a little unruly over the winter. Then you can lay fresh mulch in the garden, and edge your walkways and driveway.
4. Stain or Paint Your Deck
If your deck is in need of an update, be sure to ask your Power Washing Company if they offer deck staining or deck painting. If you got the deck cleaned while they were cleaning your home, you will need to wait a few days to ensure the wood has enough time to fully dry before staining or painting. The team will return a few days later to complete the deck staining or painting in the the color of your choice.
5. Clean or Replace Furniture
If you have furniture on your front or back porch, you might want to check it out before sitting in it. Furniture that has been outside in the weather often needs to be replaced. If your furniture needs to be replaced, now is a great time to do that! If your furniture is still in good shape, then we recommend giving it a good wipe down and trying out a new layout this year.
6. Add Lights or Colorful Lawn Ornaments
Lawn ornaments and lights are a great way to brighten up your yard and welcome spring. Friends and Family who come to visit will surely smile with that extra welcoming feel.
7. Replace Address Numbers or Mailbox
If its been a few years, your address numbers or mailbox may need to be replaced as well. Check your local stores for new in-style options. Everyone is always checking the house number or mailbox when they drive through the neighborhood. So they’re been seen more than you probably realize.