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Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Space, and Make Your Home Look Great!

With the cold Vermont winter behind us, sunny days are upon us with warm weather and flowers blooming. Spring is the perfect time to take part in the cleaning tasks inside and outside your home that you have been unable to do or simply just not wanting to do. Spring cleaning can make your home look fresh and new which can be very helpful if you are looking to sell your home. Even if you’re not looking to sell, it’s a wonderful way to start your Spring! Keep reading to learn about some easy Spring outdoor cleaning tasks that can really change the look of your home.

https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/clean-and-organize/10-home-maintenance-tips-for-spring

Start With a Good Wash

The first task you can do is give all external surfaces of your home a nice power wash. Power washing your deck, front porch, chimney and siding is a sure-fire way to make your home look fresh and clean especially if there is grim and build up that has accumulated over the years. When it comes to the sides of your home this is an easy way to brighten up, you’re siding without having to give it a new paint job which can become rather expensive and time consuming. Get your power washing done in the spring so that your home looks fresh and clean during the entire duration of the summer for you to enjoy!

https://www.marthastewart.com/8231935/spring-gardening-checklist

Update Those Flower Beds

Over the winter your flower beds and bushes can take a beating and get filled with a lot of trash and debris. Make sure this Spring that you give you flower beds a little TLC. A new layer of mulch, trimming your bushes and planting some new bright flowers can really make your home look more welcoming for both you and your guests. This might sound simplistic but it is probably the best way to personalize your home while at the same time making it a more welcoming environment.

https://www.gardengatemagazine.com/articles/garden-plans/decks-patios/small-space-patio-border/

Don’t forget the Backyard

Especially if you are looking to sell your home, don’t forget the importance of a well decorated and maintained backyard. If you keep your outdoor furniture out during the winter it can get very dirty so while you have that power washer out don’t forget to give your outdoor furniture a good hose down. If it seems to be dingy and needing an update see if it is within your budget to get a few new pieces of furniture. Not only will the “clean look” appeal to potential buyer if you’re looking to sell, but for your own person usage, it will make your space feel more welcoming and relaxing. Don’t forget to bring that flower bed maintenance to the back as well, clean up the mulch with a fresh layer, plant some beautiful flowers, give your shrubs a little trim and maybe get some cute lawn decorations that please you. With COVID and having to be in lockdown people have grown fonder of this outdoor space, so make it your own!