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May Home Maintenance Checklist

Before you can enjoy lazy days in the yard, there are a few outdoor maintenance tasks you might want to go ahead and tackle. With me? Roll up those sleeves, throw on some sunscreen, pop in your ear buds, and let's get going!⁣

Wash away winter’s dirt and grime from your windows so you can actually enjoy your beautiful yard as things bloom.⁣

Winter weather can take a toll on hard surfaces. Check for new or widening cracks on your patios and sidewalks, replace damaged pavers, and fire up the pressure washer. ⁣

Don’t wait for temps to climb before double-checking that your air-conditioning unit is in good working order. A typical AC service check will cost anywhere from $75 to $200—and it's totally worth every penny.⁣

Just because your lawn is green today doesn’t mean it’s ready for summer. Your grass needs nutrients, and May is a great time to add fertilizer to keep those weeds at bay all summer long. ⁣

Long before you fire up the grill, make sure the grills are clean, the connections are secure, and your propane tanks are full.⁣

Cold temps can cause wood to warp so check for loose boards and broken gate latches to keep kids and pets where they should be. ⁣

Fresh mulch is like a new paint job for your outdoors. Aim to spread mulch 2 to 4 inches across all your beds. ⁣

What backyard activity are you getting ready for this May? Nap in the hammock, game of bocce ball, or cannonball into the pool? Share in the comments below!

Cindy Grenier - 204-330-2567


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