It’s no secret that Tulsa winters can be long and harsh. Frequent storms, chilly temperatures, heavy snowfalls, and persistent ice wreak havoc on both your landscaping and your home’s exterior. Once the ice begins to thaw and the weather warms up, it seems like there is a never-ending list of tasks to restore your home for nicer weather. Before you dive into that to-do list, tackle these five spring cleaning chores recommended by Tusla’s premier artificial grass supplier to create an outdoor living space you can enjoy all summer long.
1. Refresh and renew
Nothing says spring quite like a new coat of paint. This year, re recommend brightening up the exterior of your home with a newly painted door, trimming, shutters, or mailbox. Updating your lighting with eco-friendly and energy-saving bulbs and fixtures can also transform the look of your home while saving you money throughout the rest of the year.
2. Give your garden some love
Chances are, your garden is a little worse for wear after several snow storms and freezes. The first step of sprucing up your garden for spring is to get rid of winter weeds from your flower beds and vegetable plots. Next, prune trees and shrubs that became overgrown with the added moisture of winter. Make sure to check your gardening tools to see if any are in need of replacement, and then plant new shrubs, bushes and flowers for the summer.
3. Check for damage
Part of your springtime cleaning routine should include assessing your home for damage. Home damage can include:
- Lost/broken roof shingles
- Rain rot
- Mold and mildew
- Structural damage
- Broken windows
- Broken gutters
4. Wash the home’s exterior walls
Wind and rain make for muddy houses! Blast away the grime using a power washer to clean the home from top to bottom. Power washing works on nearly any kind of siding, including wood and vinyl. However it should not be used on stucco. Spring cleaning is a great time to wash your windows and window frames, as well!
5. Give your lawn a makeover
Tired of fighting with your lawn to make it stay green all year long? Artificial grass is a popular way to combat rising water costs and dry conditions that make it difficult to maintain a natural lawn. Synthetic grass stays green all year-round, never requires watering or mowing, and is hypo-allergenic. Enjoy spending more time outdoors this year without the most realistic-looking artificial grass available.
For more information on how to prepare your home for the summertime with the help of Tulsa’s finest artificial grass, contact Southwest Greens® Oklahoma today.