Even if Mother Nature is not bringing us Spring yet, you can bring it to your home!
Today marks the official start of spring! As of March 20, we should (hopefully) start to see the cold, winter weather gradually taper off as warmer days approach. And if your home is headed for the market (or is already listed), now is a great time to shake off the winter blues and start thinking of ways to improve curb appeal. Here are a few simple ways to get your home prepped and ready for the bright, spring days that lay ahead!
As you might have guessed, our preparation for spring starts with a top-to-bottom scrub down on the exterior of your home. Clear out any winter clutter that may have accumulated in your garage, patio or deck space. Sweep off the sidewalks, driveway and pathways around your home. Inspect and clean out the gutters. Check to make sure there are no cracks in the driveway, sidewalks or front steps. Wipe down the screens, windows, shutters and sidings. Finally, put on the finishing touches by sprucing up the mailbox, outdoor lighting fixtures and doorframes. It’s really amazing how much fresher your home will feel after you’ve spent a few days cleaning up the exterior.
Add Fresh Paint
Adding a new coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to add curb appeal to your home. If you see any chipped, cracked or peeling paint, you’ll want to repaint that area of your home. You might also want to pick a fresh, new color to paint your front door, fence, mailbox, deck, trim or garage.
Start Spring Landscaping
The first step in spring landscaping is to clean up the mess that winter has left behind. Pull weeds, trim overhanging branches and remove debris from your lawn. Next, you’ll want to focus on the flowerbeds and shrubbery, because nothing says spring quite like fresh flowers. Try adding some color by planting bright annuals that can withstand possible cool temperatures. Pansies, sweet peas, and dianthus are good choices for the unpredictable early spring weather. Don’t have time, call you favorite landscaper or visit your favorite nursery!