The winter has been a long one and most of us are ready for what is, undoubtedly, one of the best seasons of the year: spring. Ah, spring; that beautiful time of year when flowers bloom and the weather is just perfect.
While it’s not yet the best season of the year, you can start preparing your home and garden, so when springtime showers come pouring and the sunny days start showing, you’re completely ready for the beauty of the season. These tips below can get you started on your springtime preparations.
Tidy up your garden
If you want to have the most gorgeous garden in town, you’re going to want to get started on taking care of it now. The next time you have a clear, sunny day, spend time outdoors to clean up your garden and get it ready for springtime sowing and gardening. Don’t forget to wear some oil free sunscreen. Remember to get rid of any leaves that may have lingered on the ground.
Turning and tilling the soil now is helpful, as is getting rid of the weeds that may have made a home in your garden throughout autumn and winter. Get a head start on ridding the garden of pests. You can do all the sowing and planting you want but if you have a pest problem, you could essentially be throwing away those seeds and plants. Some people like to start sowing flowers and plants now so that by springtime, they’re in full bloom.
Declutter and dust your home
Along the lines of getting your garden ready for spring, you also want to make your home spring-ready. Have you ever heard the term spring-time cleaning? Spring is a great time to do a deep clean of your house and get it ready for fresh days and beautiful weather.
Another thing to consider is that dust can easily gather in the winter with closed windows and doors. In many places, spring brings allergies. The combination of dust and seasonal allergies can make you miserable. Prevent this problem from even happening by dusting and decluttering your home, and consider investing in an air purifier to help you breathe easier during the springtime.
Clean your gutters. Clean your tools. Clean your grill
Throughout fall and winter, gutters typically see a build-up of debris and leaves. Because of the cold weather, your exterior home-maintenance may not be taken care of. Spring often brings rain and you don’t want to have cluttered gutters when the rainfall comes. While you’re out there, take some time to clean your gardening tools for spring-time gardening and get your outside faucets and hoses ready for the changing of seasons.
More than likely, you haven’t used your grill during the winter. What could be better than an outdoor barbeque or two with loved ones when the days start to get warmer but aren’t yet too hot? It’s always fun to have something to look forward to.
Do repairs, if needed
Winter storms can wreak havoc on your home. In some areas of the country, your home may have experienced some damage. As the days get warmer, you can start checking on your home’s exterior to make sure it’s ready for the spring. One of the most important things to do is to take a look at your roof, especially if you went through winter with heavy snowfall. The last thing you want is to have damage in caulking or on your roof’s shingles. The rain showers in spring could wreak havoc in your attic or cause serious leaking and water issues in your home if you have any cracks or damage.
Are You Ready For Spring?
While winter has its charm, most people can agree that spring is a lovely time of the year. As you start looking forward to it, follow these four tips above to prepare you for the best springtime ever!
This is a guest post. Alycia Coloma is a mother to four beautiful girls and loves to craft DIY projects in her spare time. She enjoys finding new ways to work with tight budgets and spreading her knowledge to parents everywhere. Alycia is a staunch advocate of continuing education and believes that insatiable hunger for knowledge is the key to better finances, a warm family, and fulfilling life as a whole. She’s also a kitchen connoisseur on the side and has been known to whip up some mean empanadas.