How to Prepare Your Home For the Spring

How to Prepare Your Home For the Spring

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and you can finally see some green starting to peek out from under the snow. Spring is on its way! And that means it's time to start thinking about preparing your home for the season. 

From cleaning out your gutters to pressure washing your home, there are a few key tasks that will help get your house ready for spring. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in - it's time to start planning your spring home preparations!

1. Clean out your gutters

dried leaves on the gutters of the home

Spring may be the season of blooming flowers and chirping birds, but it's also when your gutters need a bit of sprucing up! It's important to clean them out before the rains start coming down - otherwise, you'll be dealing with water damage to your home and foundation. Don't worry, cleaning the gutters is easier than it sounds: just grab a ladder, put on some rubber gloves, and get scooping. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm sun—you've earned it!

2. Seasonal yard maintenance

a person gardening their yard with the tool in the right hand to prepare it for the spring removing the weeds

Even though the temperatures might be cold, we all know Spring is just around the corner. And when it does come it's time to make your yard look adorably season-appropriate. So grab your rake and get ready to work; start by picking up any fallen leaves that have accumulated over winter. After that, trim any excessive bushes or tree branches to give everything a nice clean look. Finally, take a few minutes to walk around the yard and remove any debris that could be detracting from your garden’s full potential - small sticks, dirt clods, leftover garden hoses – all of these items have no place in such a distinguished field of gardening ingenuity!

3. Pressure wash your home

brick house with a little window and wines growing on the side of it

Pressure washing your home is an ideal way to get rid of all the nasty debris that's been building up since the cold winter. Don't worry - dust and dirt don't hibernate in summer temperatures! Give your house a good hose-down and watch as the siding sparkles like spring sunshine and every corner of your abode looks fresher than daisies in May. You'll be glad you gave your home a little extra TLC just when it needed it most.

4. Fertilize your lawn

close up photo of the green lawn

As the temperatures start to rise and the days get longer, it’s time to start thinking about prepping your lawn for spring. While mowing, planting, and other tasks may come to mind first, don’t forget to fertilize your grass! Fertilizing your lawn gives it the right diet of nutrients that help keep it lush and healthy throughout the season. Once you do this expertly timed task, you’ll have a yard everyone will be green with envy over. After a few applications mid- spring and early summer, you can look forward to a beautifully green landscape - proving an apple a day will definitely not just keep the doctor away!

5. Prepare the patio

a patio with a big wooden table and six patio chares with a lawn in the back

After a long, dreary winter, it's time to shake off the cobwebs and get your patio ready for balmy days and starry nights. To give your porch or deck a sense of life, start by giving the furniture a good dusting—just make sure nothing falls into the cracks or crevices! Once that's done, grab the broom and give everything a proper sweep. Finally, nothing adds some much-needed color after a long winter like adding some flowers and plants. So go out and pick up some spring perennials to really bring things to life. Before you know it, you'll be serving drinks on the patio with friends while blooms of all shapes and sizes mingle in the warm breeze.

Get Started Today!

Now that you know how to prepare your home for the spring, there is no excuse not to get started! These simple tips will help you keep your home in tip-top shape all season long. If you’re looking for help creating an awe-inspiring outdoor space, the DeLeers team is here to help turn your vision into a reality.

Message or call our experts at 920-347-5830 with any questions about hiring professionals to get your home prepared for any season!