May Home Maintenance Checklist

Before you can enjoy those long and lazy days in the yard, there are a few outdoor maintenance tasks you might want to go ahead and tackle. With me? Roll up those sleeves, throw on some sunscreen, pop in your ear buds, and let's get going!⁣⁣

  • Wash away winter’s dirt and grime from your windows so you can actually enjoy your beautiful yard as things bloom.⁣
  • Harsh winter weather takes a toll on hard surfaces. Check for new or widening cracks on patios and sidewalks, replace damaged pavers, and fire up the pressure washer. ⁣
  • Don’t wait for real summer heat to settle in before confirming your air-conditioner is up to the task. A typical AC maintenance check will cost anywhere from $75 to $200 — and it's totally worth every penny.⁣ But get on your favorite heating and cooling service's now!
  • Similarly, a green lawn today doesn’t mean it will be as beautiful in August. To get strong for summer, grass needs nutrients and May is a great time to add fertilizer and keep those weeds at bay all summer long. ⁣
  • Long before you fire up the barbecue, make sure the grills are clean, actions are secure, and propane tanks are full.⁣
  • Cold temps can cause wood to warp, so check fencing for loose boards and broken gate latches to keep kids and pets where they should be. ⁣
  • Fresh mulch is like a new paint job for your outdoors. Aim to spread mulch 2 to 4 inches across all your beds. ⁣⁣

What backyard activity are you getting ready for this May? Nap in the hammock, game of bocce ball, or cannonball into the pool?

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