The dreariness of winter is finally behind us; the nights are getting longer and the skiers are getting brighter. The summer countdown is on, and it’s time to relish the spring season. While spring cleaning refers to the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime, there are numerous ways that you can prepare your property for the season.
Tend to the garden
Now that it’s a little bit warmer and drier outside, you may wish to spruce up your garden. However, it’s advisable that you wait until your lawn is completely dry before you get to work. Rake your lawn to remove any dead grass, leaves and other debris, and fill any bare spots with topsoil and grass seed.
Be sure to add fertiliser and water to your grass regularly; this will ensure that your lawn stays happy and healthy. Trim any bushes in your gardens and cut down your perennials. You’ll soon have an ideal retreat for soaking up the spring sunshine.
Bring the outside in
On the topic of gardens, one simple way to revitalise your living space is to introduce greenery. Not only can plants and flowers make a space look more aesthetically pleasing, they are also said to promote happiness, according to NBC News.
Potted plants are also easy to look after, and easily transportable – so, if your gardening skills leave a lot to be desired, you can still channel your inner Alan Titchmarsh a little.
Repair winter damage
It’s likely that the exterior of your home and backyard has taken a little battering over the winter season; hence, it’s important to check that your property has not sustained any damage. The likes of your guttering, roof, lights, doors, decking, patio and windows may have a crack or leak; if so, you will need to sort this out as soon as possible.
You may need services for roofing in Newcastle upon Tyne or guttering services in Newcastle under Lyme; whatever service you need, be sure to get your home ready for spring.
Switch out soft furnishings
Understandably, you’ve probably been using your duvet of the highest tog for a few months now, but it’s time to pack that away and bring out some lighter fabrics.
And as well as packing your thickest duvets away, consider the colours of soft furnishing elsewhere in your home. It could be that your scatter cushions and throws are holly berry red, bright purple and emerald green to reflect winter.
If so, change these for lighter, airy spring colours. Pastels are a great option for spring; light shades of pink, yellow, green and blue help to cleanse the palette after several months of darker colours.
Fresh coats of paint
You may wish to mark the beginning of spring by freshening up your home – there is no better way to do so than with a fresh lick of paint. Stick with the pastel theme here – though, often, simply touching up scuff marks and signs of wear on your walls can really help to refresh the entire room.