Make sure to spruce up the outside of your home before the holidays. Give it some extra sparkle starting at the curb. Here are some ideas for cleaning the patio, deck and driveway, organizing tools and more.
Start with power washing the outside of your home. Remove dirt, grime and those yucky spider webs. Follow the directions on your power washer so you use the proper pressure for each surface.
Don’t forget to wash the deck as well. After you are done, apply a wood preservative to prevent discoloration and water damage.
Pressure wash the driveway. To prevent future stains apply a waterproof sealer.
Remove debris from the gutters. Make sure you look for cracked seams at the same time.
Deadhead your flowers, cut back your herbs and add a layer of mulch to the garden.
Clean and put away your gardening tools for the season.
Wash the windows, inside and out. Splurge and find someone to do it for you. It’s so worth it.
Blow out the sprinklers.
Winterize your lawn – fertilize and aerate. Don’t forget to water your trees!
Now your home is ready for winter and looks better as well.
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