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Washing the house front entrance stair steps and stone walls with pressure power washer

Fall has come and gone, winter has passed, and springtime has evolved into summer. Now that we have a break from the harsher weather seasons, it’s time to get outside and get to cleaning. Summer is the best time of year to spruce things up and have that picture perfect lawn/property we’ve all imagined having. Here are some tips on how you can bring your property “back to life” during summer.

  1. Pressure wash your driveway. This will rid the surface of dirt, oil, grease, and any other stains that may have occurred during other seasons. You can also use this time to add concrete sealant to your driveway, which will prevent it from chipping and spalling.
  2. Give your lawn some TLC. Experts suggest cutting your lawn once it is at least two inches in growth. This will prevent exposing the lawn to disease and drought. Fertilizing is also a great idea, as this is essential for your lawn’s health. Your lawn loses its nutrients during winter, so fertilizing just before summer arrives, in February through April, will help your lawn regain its health needed for the upcoming growing season. Grass reaches an all-time high in growing from May to June, which is when it will need another feeding.
  3. Pressure wash your home. Mold and dirt can easily attach to the exterior of your home during summer, fall, and winter. Inspect your home on a regular basis and don’t be afraid of giving it a good cleaning session every so often to remove dirt and grime.
  4. Clean your deck. If you’re doing this on your own, make sure you’re using the correct detergent and water pressure, as the incorrect ones can cause damage to your decks, such as streaks and splinters. After cleaning, it’s always a good idea to stain your deck so it looks new.
  5. Prune and clean your flower beds and/or gardens. Trim back any vines that are growing quickly, trim broken branches and hedges that are out of place.