Spring is here, so it’s time for some much-needed outdoor cleaning. With the warmer weather, you can finally get outside and tackle those outdoor tasks you’ve been putting off. Here are some tips for exterior spring cleaning to get your home looking its best.

Create a Plan for Exterior Spring Cleaning

Before you begin, list everything that needs to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced outside your home. Chores may include gutter and window cleaning, washing outdoor furniture, preparing the deck, and landscaping. Prioritize tasks based on the areas that need the most attention and set realistic daily goals.

Clear Clutter

Remove leaves, twigs, and other debris that have accumulated in your yard or on the deck over the winter. Assess your patio furniture and outdoor decor. Get rid of broken or damaged items, and donate or sell things that are still in good condition but no longer needed.

Spring Cleaning: Pressure Wash the Exterior of Your Home

Use a pressure washer to clean the exterior of your home, the backyard deck, and your outdoor furniture. Pressure washing is an easy way to remove any dirt, grime, and mildew that built up over the winter months.

Exterior Spring Cleaning: Wash the Windows

Clean windows make a big difference in the appearance of your home. Use a squeegee and a bucket of soapy water to remove dirt and streaks.

Clean the Gutters

Clogged gutters can lead to water damage when rainwater seeps under your roofing materials, beneath the siding, or into the basement. Clean the gutters in the spring, removing leaves, pine needles, animal nests, and debris. Flush the channels with water to verify they work correctly, and direct water away from your foundation.

Repair and Paint

Inspect your home’s siding, shutters, and trim for damage, such as cracks or peeling paint. Repair damage and touch up areas that need painting.

Landscape Maintenance

Clean the yard and gardens. Trim trees and bushes growing close to the house, and remove dead plants from the garden beds. Aerate the lawn, fertilize the grass, and add mulch to the garden beds to promote healthy growth.

Exterior spring cleaning will prepare your property to enjoy during warmer weather. Following these tips, you’ll make the process more manageable and achieve a clean, fresh-looking home you can be proud of.

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