Updated: Apr 2, 2021
This weekend we Spring Forward, also known as Daylight Savings Time & I thought it would be the perfect time to share the no-stress way to do it. This past week I've been checking out my home project binder to prepare for all things DIY. If you're visiting from Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or Amazon, welcome! I'm so glad you're here. Suppose you missed this post about Linens & Bedding click here. It will get you ready for spring. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This helps me continue to provide you with how-to DIY projects as well as tutorial videos. To learn more about what affiliate links are click, here.
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THE NO STRESS WAY TO SPRING FORWARD
I bet many of you are preparing to refresh your curb appeal & get the inside & outside of your homes back in tip-top shape. My to-do list for this weekend is super long, but I think I can knock it out.
I wanted to share a couple of items off my list with you just in case you are anything like me. When I prayed for our dream home, I had no idea how much maintenance this miracle would require.
Granted, this was not our first home, but all homes require different things. Most of the things that popped up I was never taught, so I ended up learning as I went along. I'm sharing these steps here so you do not have the same experience.
OUTDOOR SPRING MAINTENANCE
The first thing I like to do is grab my outdoor spring maintenance checklist use that as my jumping-off point. Make sure to PIN THIS & download your copy. Spring garden prep can be easy if you follow these tips.
SPRING GARDEN PREP
Pressure washing everything. This includes porches, steps & driveways. Trust me; you'll thank me later. I love this pressure washer & its attachments. If you don't have a pressure washer, a bucket, scrub brush & soapy water will also do the trick.
Next up is the grass. To prepare it for the growing season, we need to cut it low (aka scalping) & stop those weeds in their tracks. Make sure to pick up all your clippings. You don't want those depositing in other areas of your lawn. Immediately after your grass is cut, apply a pre-emergent & water it in. If rain is in your forecast - let nature do its job.
Time to tend to those flowerbeds. I love this tool; it's perfect for protecting your knees while pulling weeds. Everyone who pulls weeds needs this in their lives. I promise it takes the pressure off your back & knees & makes this chore a breeze. After pulling all weeds insight, you want to put a heavy barrier of pre-emergent down (skip this step if you are planting any flower seedlings - it will stop them from growing). Now grab that bag of mulch or wheelbarrow & let's add mulch. If you've seen my dream house, you know I'm really into the dark brown mulch at the moment. If you happen to be in a pinch, you can even have it delivered to your home. To finish off this step, add another layer of pre-emergent, and you will be set. Remember, if you are planting flower seedlings, make sure to skip pre-emergent.
Since we're in those flowerbeds, let's cut back those roses & trim those shrubs. Pruning flowering shrubs allows you to remove dead branches (allowing the plant to breathe) while also allowing them to be fruitful & grow stronger.
Lastly, let's add in some seasonal decor & make it look cute. This list has some of my favorite curb appeal decor finds. There is nothing like the feeling of pulling into your yard & seeing all your hard work pay off & knowing YOU DID THAT!!
I love connecting with you guys, so make sure & tell me what you think below. Stay tuned to next week's blog post, where I share everything I know about curb appeal plus proven tips to declutter your home. If you have any questions, comments, tips, or tricks to add to the Spring Forward blog post, please leave them in the comments below.