Spring Cleaning: Your Yard Maintenance Checklist
Posted by: Erika Green on April 6, 2018
It’s hard to believe another winter has come and gone. Whether you experienced some harsh winter weather or live in warmer climates year-round, now is the perfect time to tackle spring cleaning. And we’re not talking about the indoors. Give your outdoor space some TLC this year.
Pressure wash your home’s exterior
Think of your home like you do your car: when it gets dirty, you wash it. Even if you have a two- or three-story home, there’s a safe and convenient way to clean the sidings with ease. All you need is a pressure washer and a JLG boom lift, both available for rent at The Home Depot.
Clean the gutters
If you’re renting a boom lift to wash every inch of your house, you might as well clean out the gutters along the way. Don’t let them get clogged as spring often brings heavier rainfall. Keep your gutters in top shape with this post about effective gutter cleaning with our equipment.
Regrade the driveway
Thanks to the snow and salt, your driveway may be in need of maintenance this spring, too. Rent a Bobcat skid steer to create a new smooth, level surface. Find out what you need to complete this project from start to finish in eight hours or less here.
Prune the perennials
Grab your pruners and cut back dead or unwanted growth in your garden. Feel free to add the trimmings to your compost pile, unless you suspect any plants may be diseased. If your garden is in need of a bigger makeover, then pick up some new shrubs or seeds from The Home Depot. You’ll find exactly what you need to brighten up your space.
Prep the yard
It may not be time to seed your lawn yet, but it is the time when you should prep your space. Remove any damaged or diseased soil so you’re prepared to seed when the weather permits. If you’re experiencing some warm weather, you can start adding new soil or fertilizer to your lawn, but wait until April to begin seeding.