Outdoor Maintenance Tips to Always Keep in Mind
While outdoor yard work isn’t always the most exciting way to spend your weekends, it is a necessary thing to keep on top of, no matter what season you’re entering into. On many occasions, your home is your biggest investment, and it’s crucial that any maintenance needs are properly addressed in a timely manner. Although it may seem daunting at first—when you stay vigilant with your routine maintenance, you’re ensuring that your home will stay in working order for many more years to come. Our team at Sandlin Homes has worked for years in the new home construction industry, and with our extensive knowledge on building and maintaining high-quality homes—we’ve created an outdoor maintenance checklist that will easily help keep you on track at all times.
Tend to your garden
When the summer temperatures throughout the area seem to hit their highest points, it’s crucial that you keep up with your lawn maintenance. While you should be regularly mowing your lawn as it is, you’ll also want to make sure that your lawn mower is in a setting where you’re never cutting it too short—this will help ensure that it won’t get too dried out by the sun or more exposed to weeds.
Speaking of weeds—working through your garden and pulling any weeds should probably be in your weekly routine to always ensure that your lawn and greenery are in top condition. Additionally, ensuring that your lawn and plants are getting the necessary amount of water isn’t something you’ll want to glance over—especially when the warm temperatures of the summer months can dry them out quickly.
Check your sprinklers
Speaking of a watering routine, you’ll also want to make sure that your sprinklers are in good working condition if the summer rain is on hold. You’ll want to start by turning on all of your sprinklers one by one to individually check them. As you take a look at each, you’ll want to make sure that the sprinkler heads are standing upright, that you don’t see any noticeable clogs or leaky valves that might need to be replaced and that no trees or foliage are blocking the sprinklers as they’re in use.
Keep an eye out for bugs and pests
When it comes to the overall upkeep of your home, you’ll also always want to be on the lookout for insects or other pests that could be making a home for themselves within yours. If you are seeing a small infestation of ants, this can easily be resolved on your own with a spray. If, however, you are noticing something a little more damaging to your home interior or exterior, you will want to schedule a pest control specialist to come and take a look.
The most important thing to remember is to make it a routine to regularly check around your home—that way, you’ll know if something is out of the ordinary and if there is any damage that wasn’t always there.