Spring has sprung and our Winter weather is behind us.
Now, it’s time to think about some simple Spring home maintenance tips.
If you have pressurized irrigation, you’ll soon have irrigation water available.
Now is a good time to apply your first feeding of fertilizer to ensure that you will have a lawn that’s the envy of your neighborhood.
It’s also a good time to apply pre-emergent weed killer to your border areas.
Finally, remember to apply insect killer to your lawn to avoid billbug infestation.
If you have outdoor pets, consider using all-natural fertilizer and pesticides.
Spring showers, or your irrigation water, will make it easy to water in your fertilizer and pesticides.
Our Spring season usually brings some rain, so it’s a good time to remove debris from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage.
Cleaning your gutters and downspouts will help prevent overflows that can cause crawlspace moisture.
I also recommend installing flexible downspout extensions if you haven’t already done so.
It’s always a good idea to channel drainage away from your foundation to avoid crawlspace moisture problems.
You can get them at Lowe’s or The Home Depot for about $8 and they’re a lot cheaper than the cost of remediating crawlspace moisture.
With our milder Spring weather, it’s time to open your foundation vents.
Opening your vents will allow cross-ventilation and help keep your crawlspace dry.