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March 22, 2022

How to Prepare Your House for Spring

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Spring is almost here, which means that many Maryland homeowners are taking time to clean up the inside and outside of their homes. How can you prepare your house for spring weather and make sure your home is ready for spring showers?

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

  1. Clean out debris from your gutters. Spring rains make your gutters even more important to prevent water from pooling around your foundation and causing damage. Start the process by scooping out leaves and yard debris from your gutters. Once you’ve cleared everything out, flush the gutters with your garden hose to make sure that there are no leaks.
  2. Tidy up your yard so that it is ready for spring growth. We offer spring cleanup services if you are interested, and our professionals can take care of the dirty work for you. We will get rid of any remaining leaves in your yard, pick up sticks and other yard debris, and make sure that all of your trees, shrubs, and other landscaping features are ready for warm weather.
  3. Clean your home’s siding using a pressure washer. Whether you rent one or you own one, make sure that you check the pressure settings beforehand so that they are not too high or too weak. Pressure washing is a great way to remove stubborn stains and other dirt from the side of your home, which can shave years off of its appearance.
  4. Take a look at your lawn to see if there is dead and clumped grass lying on the surface. This is known as thatch. If you have at least half an inch of thatch sitting on top of your lawn, you will want to take time to dethatch your yard. You can use a thatch rake or iron rake to get rid of this layer of grass clippings so that nutrients, water, and oxygen can reach your grass for new spring growth.

Spring Clean-Up and Lawn Care Services from JFC Grounds Maintenance

Ready to take better care of your lawn or commercial landscape? Are you interested in adding native plants to your property? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.