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  • Writer's pictureMike Roberts

April To-Do’s: Home Maintenance Musts

Longer days and warmer temperatures mean it’s time to seize the opportunity to get outside and accomplish those outdoor chores. Here’s a to-do list to get you motivated.

  1. If you haven’t already, it’s time to prep the lawn and garden beds for spring and summer. Apply fertilizer and weed control and clear any remaining leaves and debris.

  2. Perform a lawn gear inventory. Get the lawnmower blade sharpened and check the weed eater and hedge trimmer. If necessary, have them serviced.

  3. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, have it serviced and turned on for the season.

  4. If a summer vegetable garden is in your future, check with local experts for the last freeze date in your area, and then let the planting begin.

  5. Check outdoor screens on windows and doors, and replace or repair any damage. Check windows to make sure they open and shut properly.

  6. After those last pesky leaves have fallen, schedule gutters and downspouts to be cleaned.

  7. Give a little TLC to your potted plants. Pull out dead plants and replace potting soil before planting for the spring and summer season.

  8. Inspect your driveway, sidewalks, patios, and pathways for cracks or other damage caused by harsh winter weather. Call to schedule maintenance or repairs.

  9. Inventory your front porch, back patio and other outdoor entertainment areas. Clean, repair or replace seating areas, cushions, and lighting, so you’re ready to host family and friends.

  10. Replace air conditioning filters and schedule routine maintenance on your cooling system to prevent a major breakdown during the hottest months.

  11. For procrastinators, take advantage of a rainy day and finish the taxes. Even though the government has granted a pandemic extension, who wants to be stuck inside during May.

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