Whether you are putting your house on the market this spring or waiting until the summer, it’s a crucial time to work on your curb appeal. If you want your yard to look great all year, it’s vital to prepare your “first impression” in the Spring. Now is the time to fight off crabgrass by applying pre-emergent while temperatures are not consistently 60 degrees.
Once the last frost has cleared away, make time for planting a few flowers. Find colors that pop against the exterior color of your home. Mulch your flower beds for a cleaner look. Bonus is mulch will also prevent weeds, saving you time this summer.
Give your house a face lift by giving the front door a fresh coat of paint! Clean or replace exterior fixtures as well as replace burnt out bulbs. When was the last time you updated the house numbers or mailbox? It could help make a great first impression and buyers will be sure to start on a positive note with your fresh and welcoming entry way.
- Now is the time to fight off crabgrass by applying pre-emergent while temperatures are not consistently 60 degrees.
- Prepare your lawn mower by sharpening the blades.
- Clean gutters of litter and debris.
- DO NOT apply insect control. Early spring is too early for pest control. Most insects haven’t hatched yet.
- DO make sure you don’t have any containers holding water from all the rain. That will make for the perfect mosquito breeding ground.
- If you are showing your home during this time, make sure to hose off any built up pollen.
Updating your curb appeal doesn’t have to be chore. It can be a great time to teach the kids about gardening, and use your creativity! You show lots of love to your interior space so why not the exterior?
It’s also a fantastic time to take advantage of all the outdoor activities and beauty of spring in North Carolina. There’s no better place to live!