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Summer is right around the corner, and while it can be tempting to start inviting guests over for some outdoor dining and cornhole, it is essential to get your backyard ready ahead of time with these five backyard summer prep tips.
If your yard is infested with weeds, address them earlier rather than later. It can be much easier to deal with weeds before they are exposed to significant rain and sunlight. Make sure that you remove the roots of the weeds so that they do not grow back. You can also use a store-bought weed killer to be sure that you are not killing any of the plants you want to keep.
Your concrete patios will have stains from winter (especially if you get significant rain), and they will need a quick cleaning before you invite friends and family. While a pressure washer can remove most of the stains, you may need to invest in some specific soap for your patio to remove tough stains/mildew. Make sure to check for any cracks that need to be fixed - they will only worsen if not sealed correctly.
Make sure to check on your fence line and deck. Unlike furniture, you cannot store your fence and deck away from the harsh rain/snow of winter. Make sure that you:
Depending on what you are using to clean and stain them, reapply as often as needed.
Make sure to clean your BBQ out to get ready for a summer of grilling. Make sure to clean:
If you have a propane grill, you will want to check the propane tank and connections. Any leaking gas could pose a safety threat for your friends and family.
During winter, your patio furniture has been collecting dust (if inside) or water (outside). It is essential to clean your outdoor furniture and repair any items that have been damaged through the winter season. Make sure to check for:
Cleaning your backyard can also help prepare your home for sale. If you’re selling your home and need to purchase a new one, click here and speak with one of our mortgage loan officers today about the financing of your next home.