Now is the time for property management inside and out! Let’s start with spring-cleaning. A yearly tradition for most Americans that involves, ‘un’-hibernating, breaking up with the television, and swinging from our chandeliers with a toothbrush in one hand and scrubbing bubbles in the other. But, in an effort to stop you from engaging in such dangerous activities, we’ve asked My Dwelling, for their top five tips to help guide us in making the spring-cleaning process seamless.Below are those five tips:
1. Clean or replace furnace filters! Dirty filters can lower the efficiency of your HVAC system.
2. Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors! Replace batteries and dust covers.
3. Test your air conditioning system! If you wait until the first hot day of the season to test it and find a problem, you’ll most likely be waiting a while to have it serviced.
4. Clean windows! Wash your windows and replace torn or damaged screens.
5. Landscape clean-up! Healthy soils, fertilizing, watering and mowing practices will help you achieve this.
Spring lawn care is designed to encourage maximum root volume and depth to prepare the grass for summer heat and drought. Make sure your lawn is in tip-top shape for spring, here are some helpful tips:1. Wait until the soil dries out before you start working in your yard.
2. Sharpen your lawn mower blades and change the oil.
3. Have your soil tested if it has been more than three years.
4. Mow low to remove the dead grass tops.
5. Aerate your lawn if it didn’t get done in the fall.
6. Over-seed bare spots.
7. Apply crabgrass preventer (pre-emergence) around Easter.
8. Apply light nitrogen fertilizer around Memorial Day.
9. Water your lawn in late spring/early summer.
Taking the time now to prepare your home and yard for the warmer weather will allow you to enjoy the outdoors, and focus less on household fixes and repairs. Learn more about Shorewest’s My Dwelling’s property management division Home & Condo Management by checking out www.homeandcondomanagement.com/.