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One of my favorite parts of spring is being outside. I love working in my flower beds, seeing the trees bloom and the grass turn greener. The weather has been crazy warm this winter, so that has made me even more antsy to get outside and start working on our outdoor space. We’ve owned our house for about 5 years so, in that time I’ve learned some tips and tricks for refreshing our outdoor space each spring.
It starts before the winter.
Before winter starts, do an ‘outdoor sweep’.
- Unhook water hoses and store them in your garage or building.
- If it gets below freezing where you live, wrap outdoor faucets with fabric and twine to help keep them from freezing.
- Move patio furniture to your garage or building or cover it with covers.
- Unhook the propane from your grill (if you have one) and cover your grill for the winter.
Re-seed bare spots in your yard.
We had a few really bare spots in our yard from some work we had done a few years ago. We have never paid much attention to it, but this year we had the area filled in with dirt and re-seeded. I can’t wait to see the new grass come out as it gets warmer! If you have bare spots in your yard, re-seed it and place straw over the area to ensure the seed doesn’t blow away.
Add some flowers.
You may not be a huge flower person or have a green thumb (I certainly don’t). I love flowers during the spring though! I have found that hardy perennials work best in my flower beds and in our area-phlox are especially hardy and gorgeous. You will have to find what works best for your area and climate. If you don’t have a large outdoor space, potted plants or hanging plants such as ferns add a bit of life and color to your space.
Do a clean sweep.
It seems like since the winter was so warm this year, the leaves fell all winter long. We had some leaves left in our yard and on our driveway, along with just dirt and grime. Our deck also had leaves and dirt on it from not being used much this winter. Thankfully, we have our Black and Decker 60V MAX* POWERBOOST Cordless Blower to help clean up the mess from this winter. Not only was the blower super easy to assemble (I was able to assemble it myself in less than 10 minutes out of the box), it’s cordless and lightweight enough that I can handle it myself. I was a little unsure of the power that the blower would have since it’s electric/battery powered and not gas-but it has amazing power! I am highly impressed with this blower and highly recommend you add it to your lawn equipment this year!