How to Prepare Your House for Summer
Warm weather and time outdoors are what the summer season is truly about, no matter where you reside in the country. Some parts of the country are finally thawing out, while others are turning into a hot oasis. When you feel the weather warm up, it’s only natural to want to spend more time outdoors. Check out this guide on how to prepare your house for summer so that you can enjoy the season to the fullest.
Wash your hardscaping
The first thing you should do when you are preparing your house for the summer season is to give all of your hardscaping a good washing. Over the winter and spring, your hardscaping likely picked up some dirt and debris. The best way to wash hardscaping is to use a power washer. These are available for purchase or for rent from most home improvement stores and some big-box retailers. These will take off the layers of dirt that built up over the seasons with ease, all without any actual scrubbing on your part.
Plant all the plants and tend to those that didn’t make the winter
Another great way to prepare your home for the summer season is to get digging and planting. Planting flowers, a garden, shrubbery, and trees are great ways to make your yard is shady, beautiful, and looks well-groomed. Planting native plants is a great way to positively contribute to your local ecosystem while enjoying its natural beauty and air purifying qualities. Gardening is also a great outdoor hobby that gives a rewarding feeling as you watch something you planted flourish under your care.
Open your pool, hot tub, or other aquatic areas
The beginning of summer is the perfect time to prepare your pool for opening. You don’t want to open too early or too late; otherwise, you’ll miss out on some much-needed pool time. If you have a hot tub, now is also a great time to prepare it. Other aquatic elements such as a children’s pool, sprinkler systems, and more are tons of fun. This is the start of the exciting water season for your household, so it’s a very important step in preparing your home for the summer.