Simple outdoor spruce ups for spring

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There’s a new warmth in the air and just a few flowers are raising their heads to the sunshine. Spring is on the way and summer won’t be too far behind.

At this time of year, after what seems like a long winter, it’s only natural to look at your home and wonder what happened! The paint is chipping, the windows look dull and your lawn - what’s left of it, at least - is more like a muddy puddle.

Luckily, this is also the season for spring cleaning and, though you might be focusing your efforts inside, an afternoon is all you need to spruce up the outside too.

Scrub Up

Over winter, it’s easy to let grime and moss build up outside but now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get back on top of things. A bit of routine window cleaning is always a good idea and you would be surprised by just how much more light clean windows bring in.

You should also clean the path leading to your house and any decking or patio spaces you have. Over winter, moss and algae are likely to build up and it can get very slippery. A blast with a jet wash should do the trick without too much effort but a stiff brush and elbow grease will do just fine. If you want, you can use some moss killer but staying on top of it with the brush is a slightly friendlier method for your garden.


Painting the outside of your house is a nice way to keep it fresh and clean. There’s nothing like driving rain to deposit muck on your walls and now is the perfect time to restore them in time for summer. Before you repaint, you should prep your house by cleaning and scraping off old chipped paint where necessary. You might also use primer in areas that need it.

When you repaint, consider using a slightly darker color than last time. This should mean that you can get away with using just one coat which will be cheaper and faster too. However, if you do want to use a lighter shade, painting a white undercoat will help.

Garden Care

Your garden deserves a lot of attention at this time of the year. From planting out new flowers in the borders to tending to your lawn, there’s a lot to do. Pulling weeds is a good place to start as they will quickly take over if you let them.

Lawn care is vital at this time of year and you should make sure that you aerate it using a fork. Scarifying for moss is also a good idea as it can stifle your grass plants quickly and lead to patches. Adding some fertilizer will also help encourage new and healthy growth in time for summer parties. If you do not have the time to do this yourself, or you have noticed bigger issues with your lawn that requires professional intervention, then you might need to speak to Lawn Care Richmond services, or services within your local area, so they can assess your lawn and see what they can do for you.

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be limited to indoors. Now is a great time to get outside and start fixing things up in time for a warm summer.

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