We’ve finally entered Spring which offers us dryer, warmer weather; our first glimpse into Summer which is looming round the corner. It is going to be a great transition as we steer away from seeing brown fields and naked trees to enjoying the sunshine being out on a regular basis and blossoming plants will soon adorn gardens across the country. To get ready for the months ahead we’ve put together a top 5 list of things to prepare your home and lifestyle ready:
1. Roof Inspection
With the weather conditions that we have experienced of late you can be sure that it has applied some pressure to your roof. At such a high point of the house it is vulnerable to the elements, high winds, snow loads and down pours of rain can potentially cause some damage to your roof. Check your roof thoroughly and make any repairs that may be needed to save yourself paying out for a disaster that could have been prevented.
2. Clear Gutters
Over the Autumn loose leaves, sticks and debris would have made their way to the gutters of your home slowing the water flow or even blocking them. This should ideally be done in Winter but we know that some of you may not be inclined to get up that high on a cold winters day. By not tending to this you could potentially cause your gutters to spring some leaks which will then result in replacing some of your guttering. It’s time to get on some gloves, get up a ladder and start clearing the gutters out.
3. Patio and Decking
The cold and wet conditions of our British climate will have created algae and moss to cultivate on the patio and decking areas, which is not a pretty site when the sun is out. The best way to deal with this is to use a pressure washer to eradicate the unwanted greens, you will notice the difference straight away when you stop half way and realise the true colour of your patio/decking. Please note that you will have to apply varnish to wooden decking after you have cleaned this as this will retain and maintain its qualities.
4. Cut and Trim
Dust off the hedge trimmers and start taking back the vegetation and overgrown bushes that have been slowly taking up the space of your garden. Spring is a good time to reassess the landscape and making some adjustments to the layout of your design as the ground will be nice, soft and easy to work with.
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